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
Research on Healthcare Environments for Children and their Families Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) Jul 01, 2000
Safety and Security Importance for Elderly Living in Sheltered Housing Britt Maj Wikström , Marianne Hjortsjö-Norberg, Gunilla Sviden Jul 01, 2000
Seven Principles of Life-Enhancing Design: The Architecture of Erik Asmussen Gary J. Coates (Kansas State University) Jul 01, 2000
Step into the Patient Room of the Future Terri Zborowsky Jul 01, 2005
Stress Reduction by Using Art in an Intensive Care Unit Åke Forsgren, BA Jul 01, 2005
Surveys on Hospital Design Michael Moxam, OAA, MRAIC, Assoc. AIA (Dunlop Architects Inc.) Jul 01, 2003
The Effect of Hospital Building on Patient Recovery Rotraut Walden, PhD (University in Koblenz, Germany) Jul 01, 2005
The Hospital and the City Eric C.Y. Fang, AIA, APA , Scott S. Prysi, MD Jul 01, 2000
The Impact of Stair and Elevator Design on Daily Exercise Philip G. Mead (University of Idaho) Jul 01, 2005
The Master Plan of the Shanghai International Medical Zone Susan Black, Nadia Tobia Jul 01, 2005