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HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal

Published in Association with Center for Health Design

eISSN: 21675112 | ISSN: 19375867 | Current volume: 17 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD) is the premier journal connecting the relationship and science between the built, natural, and virtual environments and health (wellbeing, health equity, outcomes).

HERD accepts a range of manuscripts including research papers, opinion papers, theory papers, meta-analysis/meta-synthesis, book reviews, case studies, independent post-occupancy evaluations, letters to the editors, and responses to letters/papers. HERD is the leader in disseminating research and design practice for impacting health through the environment.

The Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to enhance the knowledge and practice of evidence-based healthcare design by disseminating research findings, discussing issues and trends, and translating research into practice.

The vision of HERD is to improve measurable healthcare outcomes as a result of enhancing healthcare environments for those receiving and providing care.

HERD is the only journal featuring evidence-based articles on the design of health environments and the design-related outcomes associated with safety, clinical results, organizational performance, economics, and the human experience. The commitment to an interdisciplinary design process is reflected in HERD’s interdisciplinary Editorial Board, with international representatives from healthcare (including nursing, medicine, and healthcare administration), the design industry (architecture, engineering, interiors, graphics, and landscape architecture), environmental and behavioral psychology, neurosciences, systems and organizational effectiveness, art, music, and other complementary fields. The journal centralizes knowledge about healthcare innovations and design while addressing significant industry challenges to improve patient outcomes, reduce errors, and enhance the work environments of healthcare professionals.

As a translational journal linking research to practice, HERD features both rigorous research from academic sources and applied research from practice. Submissions from both scholars and practitioners are welcome. All will be held to high standards.

Founding Co-Editor
D. Kirk Hamilton, PhD, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Co-Editors
Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Nashville, TN , USA
Naomi A. Sachs, PhD, ASLA, EDAC University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC The Center for Health Design, Concord, CA, USA
Editorial Assistant
Laurel S. Curran, MPH, WELL® AP Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA Bardwell + Associates, Columbus, OH, USA
Dina Battisto, PhD University of Clemson, SC, USA
Sanja Durmisevic, PhD Freelance consultancy and research, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Marie Elf, PhD, RN Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
Shan Jian, PhD, International ASLA GBBN, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Warren Kerr, B.Arch, MHP, LFRAIA, AFCHSE Hames Sharley Architects, Perth, Australia
Yolanda Keys, DHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Brenda McDermott, MS, EDAC Defense Health Agency (DHA) Facilities Division
Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, FIIA, LEED® AP Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
Erin K. Peavey, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C HKS Architects, Dallas, TX, USA
Nirit Pilosof, PhD, MArch, EDAC Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID JSR Associates, Inc., Ellicott City, MD, USA
Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, D.Arch, FAIA, EDAC, LEED AP Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Walt Vernon, PE, LEED AP, EDAC, FASHE Mazzetti GBA
Terri Zborowsky, PhD, RN, EDAC, CPXP HGA Architects & Engineers, MN, USA
Frank Zilm, D.Arch, FAIA, FACHA Frank Zilm & Associates, Kansas City, MO, USA
Editorial Advisory Emeritus
Franklin Becker, PhD Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC Cama Inc., New Haven, CT, USA
Yasushi Nagasawa, PhD Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Blair L. Sadler, JD Institute for Healthcare Improvement, La Jolla, CA, USA
Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Roger Ulrich, PhD Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Robert White, MD Pediatrix Medical Group, IN, USA
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