Danielle Piccinini Black portrait

Danielle Piccinini Black, MPH, MBA

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaManagement & Organization

Danielle Piccinini Black is the Academic Lead for Design Thinking for Innovation at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School—Executive Education, and Design Innovation Lead at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication 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. Danielle holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger and South Africa.


  • 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