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Danielle Piccinini Black, MBA, MPH

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaManagement & Organization

Danielle Piccinini Black is a trained Design Thinking professional, adjunct instructor at the Carey Business School, and Senior Program Officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs. She leads the development and implementation of Design Thinking research, workshops, and co‐creation internationally to address emerging public health and business needs, and uses that experience to enhance her Design Thinking courses. 


  • MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • MBA, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • BA, International Development Studies, University of California, Los Angeles


Selected publications

  • Oria, P., Moshi, V., Odero, J., Ekodir, S., Monroe, A., Harvey, S., Ochomo, E., and Piccinini Black, C. (2021). A retail audit of mosquito control products in Busia County, western Kenya. Malaria Journal, 20 (163).
  • Kim, S., Piccinini, D., Mensah, E., & Lynch, M. (2019). Using a Human-Centered Design Approach to Determine Consumer Preferences for Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets in Ghana. Global Health: Science and Practice, 7(2), 160–170. doi: 10.9745/ghsp-d-18-00284
  • Alfonso, Y. N., Lynch, M., Mensah, E., Piccinini, D., & Bishai, D. (2020). Willingness-to-pay for long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets: a discrete choice experiment with real payment in Ghana. Malaria Journal, 19(1). doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3082-6
  • Nakyanjo, N., Piccinini, D., Kisakye, A., Yeh, P. T., Ddaaki, W., Kigozi, G., … Kennedy, C. E. (2018). Women’s role in male circumcision promotion in Rakai, Uganda. AIDS Care, 31(4), 443–450. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1500009



  • Behavioral Science: Design Thinking
  • Design Leadership