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
Values-Driven Design and Construction: Enriching Community Benefits through Green Hospitals Robin Guenther, FAIA, Gail Vittori, Cynthia Atwood Sep 01, 2006
Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings Anjali Joseph, Ph.D. Aug 01, 2006
Impact of the Environment on Infections in Healthcare Facilities Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC Jul 01, 2006
The Impact of Single Family NICU Rooms Debra D. Harris, Ph.D., Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, D. Arch, Robert White, M.D. Jan 01, 2006
Role of the Physical and Social Environment in Promoting Health, Safety, and Effectiveness in the Healthcare Workplace Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC Jan 01, 2006
Creating Safe and Healthy Spaces: Selecting Materials That Support Healing Mark Rossi, PhD, Tom Lent Jan 01, 2006
Impact of Light on Outcomes in Healthcare Settings Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC Jan 01, 2006
Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: Abstracts Table Supplement Roger Ulrich, Ph.D., Craig Zimring, Ph.D., Xiaobo Quan, Anjali Joseph, Ruchi Choudhary May 01, 2005
Preventative Medicine for the Environment: Developing and Implementing Environmental Programs that Work Laura Brannen Jan 01, 2005
Use of Single Patient Rooms versus Multiple Occupancy Rooms in Acute Care Environments Habib Chaudhury, Atiya Mahmood , Maria Valente Jan 01, 2005