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Research Coalition


The Research Coalition nurtures, supports and produces evidence-based design research that contributes to therapeutic, safe, efficient and effective healthcare settings. Comprised of research professionals, design practitioners and healthcare administrators, our Research Coalition steers our funding for healthcare design research, helps guide these projects to success and develops information and tools for implementing evidence-based design in existing and new facilities.



Current Members 

Byron Edwards, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, Professor of Practice, Clemson University
Yolanda Keys, DHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Von Lambert, Senior Project Manager, Rider Levett Bucknall
Debra Levin, MA, EDAC, President, The Center for Health Design
Lorissa MacAllister, PhD, BSW, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, EDAC, Founder, Enviah
Melissa Piatkowski, MS, EDAC, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design
Naomi Sachs, PhD, ASLA, EDAC, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell Unviersity Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC, Vice President for Research, The Center for Health Design
Walter Vernon, EDAC, President & CEO, Mazzetti and Associates
Frank Weinberg, Board Chair, The Center for Health Design
Deborah M. Wingler, MDS-HHE, EDAC, President, Healing Design Integration, LLC and Research Assistant Professor, Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University

New Investigator Member 

Kathryn Peditto, PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Past Members

Frank Becker (past co-Chair)
Paul Barach (past co-Chair)
Sheila Bosch (past co-Chair)
Roger Call
Uriel Cohen
Barbara Dellinger
H. Bart Franey (past co-Chair)
Tejas Gandhi
Don Goldmann
Debra Harris
Saif Haq (past co-Chair)
Kathy Hathorn
Lynn Kenney
Guy Kiyokawa
Roger Leib
Jim Lussier
Eileen Malone (past co-Chair)
Debajyoti Pati
Mark Patterson
Jane Rohde
Bill Rostenberg
Avein Saaty-Tafoya (past co-Chair)
Ron Smith
Jaynelle Stichler (past co-Chair)
W.H. (Tib) Tusler
Roger Ulrich
Laurie Waggener
Robert White
Jean Young
Rana Zadeh
Terri Zborowsky
Frank Zilm
Craig Zimring