In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Tracy Johnson, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Tracy’s journey from studying psychology to becoming an internationally recognized design anthropologist in global health.
About Tracy Johnson
Tracy Johnson is a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she focuses on user experience and innovation by applying human-centered design across the foundation’s grants. She has over 15 years of experience in anthropology and design for various social issues, such as education and human rights, and has held positions as director of ethnographic research for Nurun and research director for Context-Based Research Group. As an internationally recognized design anthropologist, she is also contributing to the merging of design and data science for a more effective synergy. Tracy’s global perspective is informed by her living and working experiences in countries such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laos, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.