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

Title Author Datesort ascending
Business Case for Building Better Hospitals Through Evidence-Based Design Blair L. Sadler, JD, Jennifer R. DuBose, MS, Eileen B. Malone, RN, MSN, Craig M. Zimring, PhD Jan 01, 2008
Impact of Healthcare Environmental Design on Patient Falls Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, Ph.D. , Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. 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
Wayfinding: Design for Understanding Barbara J. Huelat, AAHID, ASID, IIDA Oct 01, 2007
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
Sound Control for Improved Outcomes in Healthcare Settings Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC, Roger Ulrich, PhD Jan 01, 2007
Designing a 21st Century Hospital: Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients and Famillies Debra J. Levin, Gary Cohen, Robin Guenther, FAIA, Gail Vittori, Cynthia Atwood, Mark Rossi, Ph.D., Tom Lent, Laura Brannen, Jamie Harvie, PE, Ted Schettler, MD, MPH Sep 01, 2006
First, Do No Harm Gary Cohen Sep 01, 2006
Values-Driven Design and Construction: Enriching Community Benefits through Green Hospitals Robin Guenther, FAIA, Gail Vittori, Cynthia Atwood Sep 01, 2006
Redefining Healthy Food: An Ecological Health Approach to Food Production, Distribution, and Procurement Jamie Harvie, PE Sep 01, 2006