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Lyn Denend is Director for Academic Programs at Stanford Biodesign and a Lecturer in the Stanford School of Medicine. In her Biodesign role, she leads curriculum development and program execution across Stanford Biodesign’s portfolio of educational offerings. She teaches numerous courses, including the graduate-level Biodesign Innovation class, Global Biodesign: Health Technology in an International Context, and the undergraduate Needs Finding in Healthcare program. Lyn spearheaded Stanford Biodesign’s efforts to codify its core innovation process, is the principal author of the textbook Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies (1st and 2nd editions), and led the development of more than 350 open-source videos available at ebiodesign.org. She also helps disseminate best practices in health technology innovation education as an organizing member of the Biomedical Engineering-Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Alliance (BME-IDEA) in the United States and Asia Pacific. Prior to Stanford Biodesign, she created multimedia teaching materials at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she authored more than 100 case studies. Lyn was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice. She has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in Communications from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Director for Academic Programs, Stanford Biodesign<br/>Lecturer, Stanford Medicine