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Naomi Sachs, PhD, AIA, ASLA, EDAC


Assistant Professor | Founding Director | Co-Editor
University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape | Therapeutic Landscapes Network Architecture | Health Environments Research & Design

Naomi's primary areas of interest are restorative and therapeutic landscapes, evidence-based design, healthcare design, and salutogenic (health-promoting) design. Other interests include environmental justice, environmental psychology, translational research, environments for specific populations, cultural geography, and intersectionality.

Naomi is Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network, a non-profit knowledge base and online interactive space for information about landscapes that promote health and well-being. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on the positive role of nature in human health. Amongh other publications, Naomi is co-author with Clare Cooper Marcus of the book Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces. Naomi is Co-Editor with Jan Stichler and Kirk Hamilton of the peer-reviewed journal, Health Environments Research & Design