Design Fellow

Eric Zimmerman


Eric is a Design Fellow at the Design Institute for Health, a partnership between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, and a second-year graduate student in design at the University of Texas at Austin. He works on a variety of human-centered design projects at the Design Institute, with a focus on design research, business strategy, and rapid prototyping of services and experiences. His graduate research is focused on applying design thinking methods to improve the delivery of healthcare services in the public and private sector.

Prior to beginning his graduate degree in design, Eric earned a master’s degree in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. While earning his master’s degree, Eric worked as a graduate research assistant with the Child and Family Research Partnership, a nonpartisan research institute specializing in issues related to young children, teens, and their parents. He has previously worked as a policy analyst and public-sector consultant focused on behavioral health program implementation, analysis, training, and evaluation in New Mexico and Texas.