Andrew M. Ibrahim MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He was the first Creative Director for the journal, Annals of Surgery, where he founded the #VisualAbstract, a novel visual technique to disseminate research. The technique has been adopted by more 100 journals and now serves as an editor at the JAMA Network. He is also the chief medical officer in the healthcare practice at HOK, a global design and architecture firm. His interests include evaluating population level strategies to improve healthcare delivery and in applying architecture and design to improve population health.
James Piercy is Communications and Engagement Officer at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, a freelance science communicator and member of THIS Institute’s Engagement and Involvement Advisory Board. He is interested in bringing complex science to audiences of all ages, which includes training and mentoring scientists to develop their communications skills, and writing, producing, and delivering science workshops.