Faculty Scholars


Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC

Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design and Research
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Contact: 864-656-2273 or anjalij@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Joseph?

Dr. Joseph is Professor of Architecture and Industrial Engineering, Spartanburg Regional Health System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design and Director of theCenter for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University. Dr. Joseph teaches in the graduate program in Architecture + Health at Clemson University where she trains Architecture students in designing healthcare environments to support patient, staff and organizational outcomes.Joseph’s research focuses on multi-disciplinary systems approaches to improving patient safety and quality in high-stress healthcare settings through the development of tools and built environment solutions. She has served as principal investigator on multiple grant funded projects from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Kresge Foundation, theCalifornia HealthCare Foundation, and the US Green Building Council. Anjali’s work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and she has spoken widely to national and international audiences.

For more information, see her College Profile and Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Joseph’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Joseph’s research on safe operating room design has resulted in numerous publications, development of a prototype OR and physical mock-up and implementation of design concepts in multiple ambulatory surgery across the US. Her work has resulted in practical tools to support translation of research into the practice of healthcare facility design. She collaborates extensively and builds relationships with healthcare organizations, architecture firms, and non-profit organizations to support evidence-based design decision-making for healthcare facility design.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Built environment, architecture, health facilities, design, population health, patient safety, healthcare quality