Nimmi Ramanujam is developing technology to improve women’s health and well-being. While in graduate school, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her experience with this diagnosis led her to develop a portable cervical cancer screening device. Nimmi explained how the device works and the process of designing it. We also talked about existing structural, emotional and cultural barriers present in women’s healthcare.
Nimmi is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director for the Center for Global Women’s Health Technology at Duke University.
In 2019 Nimmi was the recipient of the Social Impact Abie Award. Abie Awards are presented by AnitaB.org, a global nonprofit with a goal of reaching 50/50 gender equity in tech by 2025. Abie awards honor and celebrate women who have led technical innovations and made a notable impact on business or society through technology. This episode is part of a series of shows that highlight the work of Abie Award Winners.
For more information about the Abie Awards, go to anitab.org