Katie Hansbro is the CEO and part owner of Design Science, a successful human factors engineering firm that’s now in its 31st year. Design Science started by conducting contextual inquiry in operating rooms to observe actual use and helped clients like Ethicon enhance their surgical tools to be both ergonomic and user friendly. Since Katie’s arrival at Design Science in 2014, Design Science has more than doubled in size and added Chicago and Munich offices in addition to its Philadelphia headquarters on South Broad Street.
Prior to joining Design Science, Katie spent 10 years at Baxter in research and development for the transfusion therapies, medication delivery, and renal therapies divisions. Katie served as the lead system designer for a Baxter Top Project and received Baxter’s Innovation Award in 2012.
Apart from her work at Design Science, Katie fulfills her passion for coaching lacrosse at Waldron Mercy Academy. Katie credits her love of STEM to her participation in Science Olympiad as a child and is pushing to expand the reach of Science Olympiad in Philadelphia and beyond.