Matthew McCurdy (he/him) is the Director of Programs of Health DesignED: The Acute Care Design + Innovation Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University and is the President and Co-founder at BLKHLTH Inc, a non-profit that engages the public and health professionals on the impact of racism on Black health—then equips them to do something about it.
Matthew is passionate about employing social science theory, health equity frameworks, and design to develop creative solutions that improve health outcomes for marginalized communities. Prior to his current role, Matthew served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Where he worked to support Federal teams develop strategic and management plans that strengthened health, public health, and human services. Matthew has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University and a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.