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

Title Author Datesort ascending
Changing the Care Environment for Children and Families Maggie Redshaw, PhD Jul 01, 2003
Surveys on Hospital Design Michael Moxam, OAA, MRAIC, Assoc. AIA (Dunlop Architects Inc.) Jul 01, 2003
Analysis of Staff Behavior in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) Jul 01, 2003
Humanizing Healthcare: Fitness/Wellness Centers as the Community Locus for Health Promotion J. Thomas Seymour, AIA Jul 01, 2003
A Case Study of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Mary Jo Hind (Vermeulen/Hind Architects) Jul 01, 2003
Health Facility Flexibility and Humanity: An Agenda for the 21st Century Jim O. Jonassen, FAIA, RAIC (NBBJ) , Ron Klemenic , Mark Leinenwever Jul 01, 2000
Design for Enhanced Recovery John Wells-Thorpe Jul 01, 2000
A New Teaching Environment for Healthcare Providers Martha L. Rothman, FAIA, Elliot Paul Rothman , Steven Weinberger Jul 01, 2000
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
Creating an Innovative Healthcare Campus via (PFI) the Private Finance Initiative – New Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Kenneth Schwarz, AIA, RIBA Jul 01, 2000