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André Nogueira, Ph.D.

Research Scientist & Instructor
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard Chan School

André Nogueira, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist and Instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a co-founder of the Design Laboratory, he investigates how design frameworks and methods can help improve the well-being of people, organizations, and the ecosystems within which they live.

He currently leads and publishes investigations on complex challenges related to life after pandemics, tuberculosis, rural livelihoods, brownfield redevelopment, sustainable food systems, outdoor experiences of marginalized populations, and environmental conservation. André also advises corporate senior executives and leaders in the social sector interested in building design capacity within their organizations.

His work has been funded by the USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Food Policy Action Council, Feeding America, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, among others. Before moving to the U.S., André worked on organization design, entrepreneurship and business development, and urban and architectural design in Brazil and Mexico.

André holds a Ph.D. in Design from the IIT-Institute of Design, where he helped create the Action Lab, a Masters in Geography, Cities, and Architecture, from Escola da Cidade, and an MSc. in Contemporary Urban Planning and a dual major bachelor in architecture and Urban Design from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, where he helped conceptualize the Public Policy Lab.