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
Improving the Patient Experience: Best Practices for Safety-Net Clinic Redesign Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., Amy Keller, M. Arch., Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, Ph.D. Mar 01, 2009
Investigation to Determine Whether the Built Environment Affects Patients' Medical Outcomes Haya R. Rubin, MD, PhD, Amanda J. Owens, JD, Greta Golden Jan 01, 1998
Limiting the Spread of Infection in the Health Care Environment Mary G. Lankford, Susan Collins, Larry Youngberg, Denise M. Rooney, John R. Warren, Gary A. Noskin Apr 01, 2007
Maximizing The Impact of Nursing Care Quality Ann Hendrich, MSN, RN, FAAN , Marilyn Chow, RN, DNS, FAAN Sep 01, 2008
Nature and Rate of Change in Clinical Laboratories Dina Battisto, David Allison Nov 01, 2002
Preventative Medicine for the Environment: Developing and Implementing Environmental Programs that Work Laura Brannen Jan 01, 2005
Promising Practices in Safety-Net Clinic Design: An Overview Amy Keller, M. Arch., Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., Ellen Taylor, A.I.A., M.B.A., Xiaobo Quan, Ph.D., Callie Unruh Mar 01, 2011
Redefining Healthy Food: An Ecological Health Approach to Food Production, Distribution, and Procurement Jamie Harvie, PE Sep 01, 2006
Residenital Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Culture Change Residential Health Care Workgroup Jul 01, 2012
Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Access to Nature Residential Health Care Workgroup Jul 01, 2012