Eric Richardson

Biomedical Engineering

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Eric Richardson Profile Photo
Eric Richardson Profile Photo

Research Interests

Innovation, Medical Device Design, Design Ethnography, Design Pedagogy, Global Health Technologies, Entrepreneurship.

Bio

Eric Richardson is a Professor of the Practice in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and the Founding Director of Duke Design Health. His research and teaching focus on medical device design and manufacturing in global and underserved markets. He emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches and academic-industry collaborations. In 2018, Richardson transitioned to Duke from Rice University, where he was the Founding Director of the Global Medical Innovation Program, which develops and implements medical technology in emerging markets. He was also the Associate Director of the Texas Medical Center Biodesign Fellowship, a program that offers venture formation curriculum to create digital health and medical device startups. Prior to Rice, he was a Principal R&D Engineer at Medtronic in California, where he developed transcatheter heart valves that currently serve over 500,000 patients worldwide. Richardson has several publications, patents and book chapters related to cardiac medical devices, and is involved with several startups.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2009

Positions

  • Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2020

Courses Taught

  • BME 473L: Medical Device Design I
  • BME 474L: Medical Device Design II
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • BME 773L: Design Health 1: Discover
  • BME 774L: Design Health 2: Design
  • BME 775L: Design Health 3: Deliver
  • BME 790: Advanced Topics for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • HLTHMGMT 898: Special Topics
  • I&E 393: Research Independent Study in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • I&E 720: Design in Healthcare 1
  • I&E 721: Design in Healthcare 2
  • I&E 722: Design in Healthcare Deploy
  • INTERDIS 407C: Duke Design Health Fellows Program
  • INTERDIS 409C: Duke Design Health Research Scholars
  • STRATEGY 898: Special Topics