International Academy for Design & Health (IADH)

The International Academy for Design & Health (IADH) is a global non-profit organization with an interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to the stimulation and application of research concerning the interaction between design, health, science, culture, and economics. Founded in 1997, the aim of the IADH is to provide a highly visible global forum for promoting an ongoing international exchange of research findings among scientists, designers, health professionals, industry, and Ministries of Health worldwide.

Fundamental to the Academy's work is the development of a theoretical understanding of the importance of salutogenic design and its application in the design of physical environments that prevent disease and support and promote human health, well-being, and quality of life. The Academy offers an inclusive environment for collaborating with its government, academic, and professional partners around the world. For more information, visit

Research Submitted

Titlesort descending Author Date
A Case Study of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Mary Jo Hind (Vermeulen/Hind Architects) Jul 01, 2003
A Garden at Your Workplace May Reduce Stress Ulrika A. Stigsdotter Jul 01, 2003
A Humanizing Healthcare Teaching Hospital in Mexico Elliot Paul Rothman Jul 01, 2003
A New Paradigm of Design and Health Alan Dilani, Ph.D. (International Academy for Design and Health) Jul 01, 2003
A New Teaching Environment for Healthcare Providers Martha L. Rothman, FAIA, Elliot Paul Rothman , Steven Weinberger Jul 01, 2000
Addressing Infant, Parent and Caregiver Stress in a Neonatal Intensive Care Setting Faye LeDoux (Ellerbe Becket) Jul 01, 2000
Aesthetics: A Source of Health Synnøve R. Caspari (Oslo University College) Jul 01, 2005
An Evaluation of the Healing Environment – Children’s Convalescent Hospital, San Diego James W. Varni, Ph.D., Tasha M. Burwinkle, M.A., Paul S. Kurtin, M.D. Jul 01, 2000
Analysis of Staff Behavior in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) Jul 01, 2003
Australian E-Guidelines for Health Facilities Workshop Design Jane Carthey Jul 01, 2005