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The HCD 10: Researcher
Sheila Bosch, PhD, LEED AP, EDAC
Director of research, Gresham, Smith
and Partners (GS&P; Tampa)

wide resource for planners and designers, and under her leadership, GS&P became the first EDAC Advocate firm to fulfill its commitment of having 25 percent
of its healthcare staff earn EDAC certification. She's also served on several of
The Center for Health Design (CHD) advisory councils, including developing an
evidence-based design flooring checklist. She's a co-chair of CHD's Research
Coalition, a trustee of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH)
Foundation, and an active member of the AIA-AAH research
initiatives committee. In addition to her industry roles, Bosch
mentors architecture and interior design students at various
universities, including Florida State University and the University of Florida, as they incorporate research into their projects.
Year in review: As either the principal investigator or coprincipal investigator on projects for GS&P, Bosch has spent
the last 12 months publishing peer-reviewed articles based
on a number of research projects, including investigating
caregiver responses during assisted toileting in four different
toilet configurations, and designing for families in the ICU. She
also led a study at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Fla.,
that looked at the effects of reorienting beds in the patient
rooms on noise, patient satisfaction scores, falls, nurse time
spent in the patient rooms, and privacy-seeking behavior.
Additionally, she delivered several technical reports and presentations at colleges and industry events.
What's next: In the coming year, Bosch turns her
investigative eye to studying the impact of design on health
outcomes for young and older patients, as well as improving
wayfinding for the elderly and other visual or hearing-impaired
patients. She's working with Texas A&M University to study
the influence of daylighting on nurses and families in the NICU
setting. Bosch also plans to develop tools for applying resilience engineering principles to improve patient safety.-AD

Above, left: Florida Hospital Waterman. Left: Wasie NICU
at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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GRESHAM, SMITH AND PARTNERS (FLORIDA HOSPITAL WATERMAN); ROB PEPPLE (WASIE NICU)

Who she is: Although she's spent only the
last eight of her 20-year career as a researcher in the healthcare field, Bosch has
been prolific during that short time period,
contributing original research in a range of
areas (including sustainability and evidencebased design), securing research grants, and
authoring numerous peer-reviewed and more
mainstream articles. She serves as a firm-


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