Digital Health Innovation Certificate

Revolutionizing the digital healthcare landscape
Work Experience

Why Enroll in this Course?

An actionable approach to digital health innovation. 

Brown University’s online Digital Health Innovation Certificate assembles top faculty and practitioners from our renowned School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the Warren Alpert Medical School with healthcare professionals, engineers, researchers, regulators, and entrepreneurs to improve healthcare delivery through technology. You will comprehensively understand the innovation process needed to go from idea to impact. 

Learning Journey

The Digital Health Innovation Certificate program prepares participants to meet the growing demand for technological advancement in the healthcare sector. Participants who finish the initial three courses can then leverage their acquired knowledge to create a capstone project, which they can present in a 10-minute pitch.

Key takeaways

Key takeaways

By the end of the 4-course online certificate, you’ll learn how to:  

  • Analyze the current digital health landscape within the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to identify opportunities and barriers within the space  

  • Apply user-centered design thinking practices to create high-quality, inclusive, and user-friendly products  

  • Identify relevant innovation funding sources to start your business design  

  • Evaluate digital health products using evidence-based research for safe, effective, ethical, and equitable use   

  • Optimize outcomes for scalable deployment and broader adoption, including the pursuit of suitable regulatory pathways in the United States  

  • Develop a commercialization and implementation plan that meets high clinical, technical, ethical, regulatory, and inclusivity standards  

  • Earn Brown University credentials for each completed course and a certificate of completion upon program completion that carries the Ivy League reputation of academic excellence.  

Learning Experience

The Digital Health Innovation Certificate methodology is multifaceted, applying a combined approach to instruction:

Weekly live online lessons from expert faculty and contributing instructors
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Opportunities to network and learn from industry experts
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Self-paced and live content to accommodate different learning styles and busy schedules
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Significant and relevant case studies will be referenced throughout the course to extend the knowledge learned during lessons

Program Faculty

BRU - Faculty - Tyler Wray
Tyler Wray, Ph.D.

Edens Family Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

BRU - Faculty -  Kirsten Langdon
Kirsten Langdon, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Director of Strategy and Research Development at Rhode Isla...

BRU- Faculty - Megan Ranney
Megan Ranney, M.D., MPH

Digital Health Innovation Certificate Program Author, Former Deputy Dean of the School of Public Health 

BRU- Faculty - Jason Harry
Jason Harry, Ph.D.

Hugh W. Pearson '58 Professor of the Practice of Technology and Entrepreneurship, School of Engineering

BRU- Faculty - Smit Patel
Smit Patel, PharmD

Head of Clinical Innovation of the Digital Medical Society and a Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health advisory board member

BRU- Faculty - Melissa Simon
Melissa Simon, Ph.D.

Director of Business Development of Brown Technology Innovations

BRU- Faculty - Kimani Toussain
Kimani C. Toussaint Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering and senior associate dean in the School of Engineering

Admission Process


Complete the admission form and pay the non-refundable fee.


Receive a call for an interview with our admissions team. 


Our Admission Committee will inform you of the final decision within two business days. 


Once payment is complete, your enrollment is secured. 

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