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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.




Saif Haq, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean of Research, Texas Tech University 
Jaynelle Stichler, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN, Professor Emerita of Nursing, San Diego State University

Current Members 

Barbara Dellinger, MA, AAHID, IIDA, CID, EDAC, Director of Design Research, Adventist Healthcare
Byron Edwards, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, Professor of Practice, Clemson University
Don Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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
Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC, Director of Research, The Center for Health Design
Walter Vernon, EDAC, President & CEO, Mazzetti and Associates
Frank Weinberg, Board Chair, The Center for Health Design
Rana Zadeh, M.Arch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cornell University

New Investigator Member 

Lori Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L, Northern Arizona University

Past Members

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