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THE

HCD 10

RESEARCHER

E L L E N TAY L O R
PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC, vice president for research,
The Center for Health Design (Concord, Calif.)

WHO SHE IS: Taylor graduated with a degree in architecture
from Cornell University and spent a decade working in a firm
environment before becoming project director for Amtrak's
high-speed rail program and, later, senior director of station
planning for the country. It was at Amtrak that she began to
understand the value of connecting design of the built environment to return on investment, challenged by leaders to
prove how her contributions affected the company's bottom
line. This prompted her to return to school to pursue a master's of business administration degree, through which she
discovered a passion for research that could quantify design
and purchase decisions through a business lens. Following completion
of her degree, Taylor was hired to evaluate the financial impact of comprehensive wayfinding systems by studying the visitor and patient experience in multiple healthcare facilities. After attending the Healthcare
Design Conference in 2005, where she attended sessions on evidencebased design and learned about The Center for Health Design's work, she
began volunteering with The Center's Environmental Standards Council
and formally joined the organization as a research associate in 2008. She
worked with several Pebble Project partners and provided support for
other research projects. Today, as vice president for research, Taylor's
work can be seen across multiple Center projects as well as the industry
at large through her work with the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)
and as a member of Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal's editorial
advisory board. 

sion Committee, Taylor helped lead the development of a new volume, Guidelines for Design and
Construction of Outpatient Facilities, as part of the
2018 revision cycle. She also conducted a literature search that guided her creation of an initial
draft of language to support design for telemedicine. Additionally, Taylor contributed a chapter
on infection control risk assessments in new and
existing healthcare facilities for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance document,
which will be available in spring 2018.
WHAT'S NEXT: In the coming months, Taylor and
The Center's research team will complete a systematic review (sponsored by FGI) of single-bed
patient room research, which will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal and presented
in November at the 2017 Healthcare Design
Expo & Conference in Orlando. She also plans to
seek grant opportunities and continue to work
on The Center's Knowledge Repository, issue
briefs, and resources, including more interactive
online tools.

Taylor's plate was full this
past year as she completed her PhD in healthcare human factors at Loughborough University in England, while also serving as principle investigator for the development of The
Center's web-based Safety Risk Assessment
toolkit, which helps design teams proactively
identify and mitigate safety issues in the built
environment. She assisted The Center's team
on expanding and improving its Knowledge
Repository, a database for healthcare environment research citations, and guided its research team in the writing of numerous issue
briefs covering topics ranging from emergency department throughput to universal design for aging. As a member of FGI's Steering
Committee for the Health Guidelines Revi-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - September 2017

Healthcare Design - September 2017
Contents
Editorial
The HCD 10
From the Publisher
Class Project
5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Making Room for Wound Care
First Look
Breath of Fresh Air
Engineering Winds of Change
Product Spotlight Wayfinding
The Center
Face Time
HCD Expo 2017
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover2
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 1
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Contents
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 6
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 7
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 8
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The HCD 10
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - From the Publisher
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 12
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Class Project
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 14
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 15
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Making Room for Wound Care
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 18
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - First Look
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Engineering Winds of Change
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Product Spotlight Wayfinding
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The Center
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Face Time
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover3
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - HCD Expo 2017
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