The Center for Health Design

The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare, construction, and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. The Knowledge Repository, found on the Center's web site, is a complete source of EBD research with key point summaries being added monthly. For more information, visit

Research Submitted

Titlesort descending Author Date
Guide to Conducting Healthcare Facility Visits Craig Zimring, Ph.D. Jan 01, 1994
Guide to Evidence-Based Art Kathy Hathorn, Upali Nanda Jan 01, 2008
Health and Nature: The Influence of Nature on Design of the Environment of Care Jerry Smith, ASLA, LEED AP Oct 01, 2007
Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings Anjali Joseph, Ph.D. Aug 01, 2006
Healthcare Environmental Terms and Outcomes Measures: An Evidence-based Design Glossary Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC, Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, LEED AP, Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC, Xiaobo Quan, PhD, EDAC Jan 01, 2011
Impact of Healthcare Environmental Design on Patient Falls Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, Ph.D. , Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. Jan 01, 2008
Impact of Light on Outcomes in Healthcare Settings Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC Jan 01, 2006
Impact of the Environment on Infections in Healthcare Facilities Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC Jul 01, 2006
Impact of Visual Art on Waiting Behavior in the Emergency Department Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC Jan 01, 2011
Implementing Healthcare Excellence: The Vital Role of the CEO in Evidence-Based Design Craig M. Zimring, PhD , Godfried L. Augenbroe, MSCE , Eileen B. Malone, RN, MSN , Blair L. Sadler, JD Sep 01, 2008