HERD accepts a range of manuscripts including research papers, opinion papers, theory papers, meta-analysis/metasynthesis, book reviews, case studies, independent post-occupancy evaluations, letters to the editors, and responses to letters/papers.
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 representatives from healthcare (including nursing, medicine, and healthcare administration), the design industry (architecture, engineering, interiors, graphics), 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.
|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|
|Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN||Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Nashville, TN , USA|
|Naomi A. Sachs, PhD, ASLA, EDAC||University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA|
|Hao Huang, M.Arch, EDAC||Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA|
|Sheila Bosch, PhD, EDAC||University of Florida, FL, USA|
|Joyce Durham, MSN, MARCH, RN, AIA||New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA|
|Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC||Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 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|
|Upali Nanda, PhD, EDAC||Texas Tech University, El Paso, Texas, USA|
|Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, FIIA, LEED® AP||Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA|
|Kevin Real, PhD, EDAC||University of Kentucky, USA|
|Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, D.Arch, FAIA, EDAC, LEED AP||Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA|
|Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC||Center for Health Design, Concord, CA, USA|
|Frank Zilm, D.Arch, FAIA, FACHA||Frank Zilm & Associates, Kansas City, MO, USA|
|Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA||Bardwell + Associates, Columbus, OH, USA|
|Jane Carthey, B.Arch, MPM, RAIA, AIPM||Rice Daubney, Sydney, Australia|
|Sanja Durmisevic, PhD||Freelance consultancy and research, Rijswijk, The Netherlands|
|Sheila Elija-Barnwell, PhD, AIA, EDAC||Altus Architectural Studios, Omaha, NE, USA|
|Sue Hignett, Fellow||Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, UK|
|Shan Jiang, PhD||West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA|
|Walter Jones, AIA, LEED, EDAC||The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH, USA|
|Gabriella Malagon-Maldonado||Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA, USA|
|Brends McDermott, MS, EDAC||Devense Health Agency (DHA) Faciliites Division|
|Kathy Okland, RN, MPH, NA, EDAC|
|Linda Porter Bishop, ASID, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP||Restorative Environments, Oxford, MS, USA|
|Xiaobo Quan, PhD||Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA|
|Kay Rademacher, MSN, RN||NIHD|
|Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID||JSR Associates, Inc., Ellicott City, MD, USA|
|Arthur St. Andre, MD, FCCM||MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA|
|Kathleen Valentine, PhD, RN||Clemson School of Nursing, Clemson, SC, USA|
|Walt Vernon, PE, LEED AP, EDAC, FASHE||Mazzetti GBA|
|Nicholas Watkins, PhD||Gensler, New York, NY, USA|
|Franklin Becker, PhD||Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA|
|Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC||Cama Inc., New Haven, CT, USA|
|Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED||Perkins+Will, New York, NY, USA|
|Yasushi Nagasawa, PhD||Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan|
|Derek Parker, FAIA, RIBA, FACHA||Aditazz, Silicon Valley, CA, USA|
|Blair L. Sadler, JD||Institute for Healthcare Improvement, La Jolla, CA, USA|
|Roger Ulrich, PhD||Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Robert White, MD||Memorial Hospital|
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
HERD welcomes qualified peer reviewers! Learn more about how to sign up, how to review, and benefits available to reviewers.
Correspondence or questions concerning HERD submissions may be directed to the individuals listed below:
D. Kirk Hamilton, PhD, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
Professor of Architecture
Center for Health Systems and Design
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3137
Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN
Senior Clinical Consultant
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Naomi A. Sachs, PhD, MLA, EDAC
University of Maryland
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
College Park, MD
Hao Huang, M.Arch, EDAC
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