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Design of Healthcare Spaces and Products of the Future


Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC

Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design and Research

Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC is the Spartanburg Regional Health System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design and Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University. Dr. Anjali Joseph is focused on using simulation and prototyping methods to research and test effectiveness of promising design solutions that may impact patient safety in high stress healthcare environments. She has focused her research on multidisciplinary approaches to improving patient safety in healthcare through the development of tools and built environment solutions.
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David Allison, FAIA, FACHA

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health

David Allison FAIA, FACHA is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director of Clemson’s Graduate Program in Architecture + Health. He also holds an appointment as a Faculty Scholar in the Clemson University School of Health Research. His teaching, research and scholarship involves the study of relationships between health, healthcare and the built environment. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and research related to the design of healthcare environments.  
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Sahar Mihandoust, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor in Architecture + Health

Sahar Mihandoust, Ph. D. is a Research Assistant Professor for the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University. Sahar’s research focuses on the effects of biophilic design on nurse and patient outcomes in Intensive Care Units. In her research she explored and compared the spatial configurations of Intensive care units, nurse’s perception of their environment, and nurse burnout levels. Her research interests also include evidence-based health care design, patient safety, and design for special populations. In her current position she is collaborating in a multidisciplinary team to examine built environment solutions for improving patient safety, user experience and operational efficiencies. Sahar obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental and Interior Design from Texas Tech University; She has also earned a Master’s degree in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and an M.Arch degree from Iran University of Science and Technology. Sahar has over five years of experience in research, teaching, and practice in interior design, healthcare design, and architecture in the United States and Iran.


Rutali Joshi 

Doctoral Student

Rutali Joshi is a doctoral student in the Planning, Design and Built environment department with focus on healthcare architecture. Her work as a graduate research assistant under Dr. Anjali Joseph for The Center for Health Facilities and Design Testing focuses on built environment and health outcomes. She has an M.S. degree in the Architecture and Health program from Clemson University.
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Roxana Jafari 

Ph.D. Candidate

Roxana is a Graduate Assistant who works under the supervision of Dr. Anjali Joseph, her Ph.D. advisor. She holds a Bachelor degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Architecture from University of Tehran, Iran.
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