Putting People at the Heart of Health Research

Three ways Verily’s Project Baseline is humanizing clinical research

Kasley Killam
Apr 29 · 5 min read
“Clinical” can mean “efficient and unemotional; coldly detached.”
People who contribute to research should feel like valued collaborators, not human guinea pigs.

1. Collaborative Design

Co-designing the clinical research experience with patients, clinicians, and researchers (must have — sticky notes!).

2. Human Connection

“Baseline Explorers” get together regularly with their clinical site teams to learn, connect, and celebrate.

3. Intentional Transparency

Two years down, many more to go!

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