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E42 - Research Matters - Ten Picks for the Year

When: November 6, 2023
Time: 9:30am Central

To apply evidence-based design, you have to know what the best available evidence is. But research is published faster than anyone can read it. How can researchers and practitioners keep up with the most recent work?

In this rapid-fire session, researchers from The Center for Health Design will use their own visual abstracts to present the takeaways for 10 articles from the past year, discussing what we’ve learned and what we still need to know. This session will allow participants to walk away with a better understanding of the latest, coolest research, through a visual synthesis. But more: It will provide a shared body of knowledge for the health design community.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify the health, safety, and welfare topics summarized in the past year’s research.
  • Describe the relevance of the research in the context of improved physical, emotional, and social well-being of occupants and users.
  • Discuss what research studies can be applied to the planning and design of facilities than protect users from harm.
  • Assess whether selected studies enable equitable access and/or elevate the healthcare design and patient experience.


Presenting Faculty

Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC

Vice President for Research
The Center for Health Design




Addie Abushousheh, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC

Research Associate
The Center for Health Design




Yolanda Keys, PhD, DHA, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC

Research Associate
The Center for Health Design




Melissa Piatkowski, MS, EDAC

Research Associate
The Center for Health Design