Gokul Krishnan

Dir Maker Therapy
WestEd

Dr. Gokul Krishnan is a learning scientist, engineer, and healthcare innovator recognized by the White House (2015 White House Honorary Maker) for pioneering an innovative approach called "Maker Therapy" to hospitalized chronically ill patients’ cognitive and learning skills through design of hands-on maker environments. In 2014 Dr. Krishnan designed and constructed the World's first mobile Makerspaces in a children’s hospital, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee and in 2017, opened the World’s first Innovation Pop-Up Space at a hospital setting at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, called “Stanford Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer (SAYAC) Innovation Pop-Up Space.” Dr. Krishnan is a World Wide Speakers Group (WWSG) Featured Speaker and his Maker Therapy initiative has been featured on CBS Evening News, NPR, Fast Company, Popular Mechanics, FOX News, Tennessean, Cannes Lions Health, and Adam Savage's Tested.

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