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|
|Naomi A. Sachs, PhD, ASLA, EDAC||Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA|
|Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN||San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA|
|Jin-Ting Lee, M.Arch, BA, EDAC||Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA|
|Franklin Becker, PhD||Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA|
|Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC||Cama Inc., New Haven, CT, USA|
|Jason Etchegaray, PhD||RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA|
|Daniel Gross, DNS, RN||Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA, USA|
|Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC||Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA|
|Yolanda Keys, DHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC||Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, USA|
|Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, FIIA, LEED® AP||Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA|
|Barry S. Rabner, MPH||Princeton Healthcare System, Princeton, NJ, 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|
|Roger Ulrich, PhD||Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|David Allison, FAIA, ACHA||Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA|
|Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA||Bardwell + Associates, Columbus, OH, USA|
|Linda Porter Bishop, ASID, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP||Restorative Environments, Oxford, MS, USA|
|Jane Carthey, B.Arch, MPM, RAIA, AIPM||Rice Daubney, Sydney, Australia|
|Sandra K. Cesario, RNC, MS, PhD||Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, USA|
|Joyce Durham, MSN, MARCH, RN, AIA||Global Health Services Network, Farmington, MI, USA|
|Sanja Durmisevic, PhD||Freelance consultancy and research, Rijswijk, The Netherlands|
|Sheila Elija-Barnwell, PhD, AIA, EDAC||Altus Architectural Studios, Omaha, NE, USA|
|Jennie Evans, RN||HKS Architects, Dallas, TX, USA|
|Debbie Gregory, RN, BSN||Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Nashville, TN , USA|
|Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED||Perkins+Will, New York, NY, USA|
|Warren Kerr, B.Arch, MHP, LFRAIA, AFCHSE||Hames Sharley Architects, Perth, Australia|
|Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN||Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA|
|Bryan Lawson, PhD||University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK|
|Gabriella Malagon-Maldonado||Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA, USA|
|Alisdair McGregor, PhD, PE, MICE||Arup, San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Bas Molenaar, PhD||EGM Architecten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Yasushi Nagasawa, PhD||Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan|
|Upali Nanda, PhD, EDAC||HKS Architects, Dallas, TX, USA|
|Derek Parker, FAIA, RIBA, FACHA||Aditazz, Silicon Valley, CA, USA|
|Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID||JSR Associates, Inc., Ellicott City, MD, USA|
|Blair L. Sadler, JD||Institute for Healthcare Improvement, La Jolla, CA, USA|
|Susan Silverman, MSN, MBA||Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design, New York, NY, USA|
|Arthur St. Andre, MD, FCCM||MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA|
|Nicholas Watkins, PhD||Gensler, New York, NY, USA|
|Robert D. White, MD||Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN, USA|
|Terri Zeborowsky, PhD, EDAC||HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis, MN, USA|
|Frank S. Zilm, D.Arch, FAIA, FACHA||Frank Zilm & Associates, Kansas City, MO, USA|
|Craig Zimring, PhD, EDAC||Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA|
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
Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC,EDAC, FACHE, FAAN
Professor Emerita, San Diego State University
Sharp Memorial & Sharp Mary Birch Consultant for Research
7930 Frost St., Suite 307
San Diego, CA 92123
Naomi A. Sachs, PhD, ASLA, EDAC
Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
Jin Ting Lee
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