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The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Katherine Jones


BFA, BGS, Fine Arts, Zoology
University of Michigan

M.A., Biological and Medical Illustration
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Trained as a medical illustrator, Katherine Jones works to understand complex concepts and translate them into a story for many to comprehend. Jones focuses on uncovering the soul of a brand and getting to its core essence so that it can be precisely positioned and creatively expressed. Her expertise lies in finding the radical clarity of an organization by sorting large amounts of information, listening deeply, recognizing patterns and then pinpointing the “surgical moments” or defining elements of an organization that can then translate into language and experiences that express the organization’s story.

Jones joined the Design Institute for Health from Milkshake, a strategy and brand consultancy she founded in 1999, where she worked with organizations to develop a clear strategy and then to express that plan to bring organizational success and purposeful paradigm shifts within the sector. Milkshake’s approach has created and shaped brands for nonprofits, government, corporations and movements including Livestrong, Populous, Generation TX, National Co-op Grocers, and more.

The path from medical illustration to strategy started in the 1990s when Jones worked in 3-D visualization producing animations, illustrations and interactive experiences for clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, Merck, Glaxo, Hasbro and Mattel. Just before starting Milkshake, Jones worked on several films including the title sequence for “Fight Club” and concept designs for “The Cell” and “Minority Report.”

Jones graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and zoology. She earned an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in biological and medical illustration.