Chris McCarthy is the Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at Hopelab where he is excited to deepen its impact on the health and wellness of young people through design and systems thinking. He is also the Executive Director and Founder of the Innovation Learning Network.

His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review (Sept 2010), Bisognano and Kenney’s “Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs” (2012), as well as FastCompany, The New York Times, and many more. In his previous role at Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy, he tackled safer medication administration for patients, more robust shift changes for nurses, exploring the social space of elders, and the care experience of transgender people.

As an author, he collaborated with Dr. Lyle Berkowitz on “Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare” (2012), and with Lisa Schilling on Schall’s “Spreading Improvement Across Your Health Care Organization” (2007). You can find his quirky design blog at McCarthyChris.com. He was named the 2015 H.I.T. Innovator and the 2011 Ellerbe Beckett Lecturer. He is also an international speaker on innovation and design.

Chris has a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Copenhagen Business School, and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In his spare time, he obsesses about fitness and an occasional doughnut.