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
Creating Patient-Centered Environments for Cancer Care Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, OAQ, OAA (Perkins Eastman) Jul 01, 2003
Development of a Tool for Evaluating Proximity Requirements in the Programming and Design of a New Hospital Marc Pineault, MHA, CHRP (McGill University Health Centre) Jul 01, 2003
A Humanizing Healthcare Teaching Hospital in Mexico Elliot Paul Rothman Jul 01, 2003
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
Research on Healthcare Environments for Children and their Families Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) Jul 01, 2000
Participatory Planning and Design of a New Children’s Hospital Aase Eriksen, Ph.D. Jul 01, 2000
The Hospital and the City Eric C.Y. Fang, AIA, APA , Scott S. Prysi, MD Jul 01, 2000
Addressing Infant, Parent and Caregiver Stress in a Neonatal Intensive Care Setting Faye LeDoux (Ellerbe Becket) Jul 01, 2000
Effects of Healthcare Environmental Design on Medical Outcomes Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) Jul 01, 2000