Andrea Ngan

Andrea Ngan
Associate Fellow

Design Strategist at Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health

Public Health Interests

Health Equity, Media and Health, Mental Health, Racism, Social Determinants of Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Andrea Ngan currently leads design and strategy at Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health (CDH). Guided by collaborative and design justice frameworks, she works in partnership with care teams, patients and caregivers across Penn to produce strategies for better care coordination and delivery. She also oversees research and strategy on digital data donation and literacy campaigns for the center. Prior to joining CDH, Andrea initiated community-based organization the Creative Resilience Collective, facilitating collective design workshops, conducting cross-temporal research projects addressing the war on drugs, and producing multidisciplinary public engagements addressing mental health stigma and care access. Across all her efforts, Andrea has a strong interest in developing initiatives centering the health needs of youth, immigrants and refugees, as well as communities affected by drug use and poverty.

Select Publications:

Institutional Shadow Bodies in Mental Health Care Information Seeking