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Center for Empathy and Technology

About the Center for Empathy and Technology

The Center for Empathy and Technology (TECH Center) promotes empathy and compassion in the development and applications of rapidly emerging health innovations. Our programming advances best practices at the intersection of empathy, compassion, and healthcare technology in an effort to support shared learning opportunities with health professional trainees, K-12 students, and community partners.  

The Center is dedicated to understanding how emerging technologies promote or undermine empathy, compassion, and wellbeing. Through our research, education, and community engagement initiatives, we seek to fulfill our center mission and to provide leadership on the empathic design and use of new health innovations.

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to advance research and education at the intersection of technological innovation, empathy and compassion, and professional practice.  


Center Overview


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Center Director Cinnamon Bloss stands in a line next to Associate Director Ramya Rajagopalan, former center member Cynthia Triplett, and Associate Director Taylor Berninger. The four women are in a line with the background of San Diego Bay and the City of San Diego skyline.

The TECH Team

Learn more about the Center for Empathy for Technology and the incredible team members that make our initiatives possible.

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