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Webinar: Better than Google: What’s Out There and How to Find It

When: April 9, 2019
Time: 11:00am Pacific

You’re working on a specific project type and want to know all you can about the evidence. You want to know the latest on noise or another outcome. You want to find out more about a layout issues for planning. You may have internal databases, you can look at other projects, but you also want to know what the research says. Keeping up with the latest research can be a challenge, and often you have to pay for papers. The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and The Center for Health Design (a non-profit that advances design to improve outcomes) have created a substantial knowledge repository of research studies covering a range of topics that grows on a daily basis. There are currently more than 4,000 entries and more than 700 summaries. This session will cover the scope of the Knowledge Repository, and how to use it, through a live demo for behavioral health, as an example.


Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

  1. Understand the foundation and on-going direction of the Knowledge Repository.

  2. Gain knowledge related to the availability of various journal articles and whitepaper studies related to safety.

  3. Recognize the value of using peer-reviewed research in addressing both familiar and unfamiliar design problems to achieve the best possible result for well-being.

  4. Be equipped to navigate the Knowledge Repository to effectively access its contents using a case example of behavioral health design.


Who Should Attend

This session is part of the Beyond Basics Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60-minute seminars are tailored to provide established healthcare design professionals with conceptual and practical knowledge applicable to their practice.


Presenting Faculty



John Kreidich AIA, CHC, LEED AP B+C

John%20K.jpgJohn Kreidich, 2000 - 2019, the go-to resource for hospital‐related safety, infection control, sustainable building, and medical equipment procurement matters at McCarthy’s Central Division, was Vice President, System, Facilities Planning and Construction for Penn State Geisinger 1997 ‐ 2000, following four years as Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.



Lindsey Stang

Lindsey_Stang.jpgLindsey Stang's focus on the intersection of healthcare environments and technology has yielded many unique design solutions. With experience in all phases of design from programming to occupancy, Lindsey is highly skilled in medical planning and healthcare design. Her portfolio includes both renovation and new construction projects which draw from her diverse skills in architectural design, medical space planning, building information model coordination, and interior design.



Ellen Taylor

Ellen_Taylor.jpgEllen brings more than 25 years of experience in architecture, research and business to the research team. A registered architect and AIA member, she has been influential in many of our research efforts ranging from guiding individual Pebble Project Partners to supporting grant-funded initiatives such as programs with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Kresge Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). She is a nationally and internationally recognized writer and speaker on EBD, patient safety, and development of the business case.