Ken Kaplan
Co-Founder, Food System 6

Co-founder, MSW, MArch/MHP is a Strategic Designer and Research Advisor. Ken is an integrator. He identifies and engages people and groups with similar goals, but often different perspectives or approaches, and brings them together to work toward larger solutions. His career as an academic and a strategic advisor in design includes 20 years of design teaching and research at Columbia, Harvard, and MIT. A recent project at MIT emphasized the integral link between food and health, and introduced him to a range of organizations involved with both. Building on this platform, he is developing projects that apply a systems-based approach to understanding and reintegrating the domains of food, health, the environment, and the economy. Currently, as the Senior Health Systems Advisor to the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center at MIT, Ken works on Post-Traumatic Stress Innovations, the Center’s analysis of behavioral healthcare in the U.S. military. Ken is a member of the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and the Advisory Board of