Posted February 5, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Media Relations
College of Architecture professor makes Most Influential list
Environmental psychologist and Professor of Architecture Craig Zimring and two Georgia Tech alumni--Debajyoti Pati (PhD Arch 2005) and Anjali Joseph (PhD 2006)--were included in Healthcare Design Magazine’s list of the 25 most influential people in healthcare design.
Zimring’s research focuses on understanding the relationships between the physical environment and human satisfaction, health, performance and behavior. Recent successes include his lead role in developing the New York City Active Living Design Guidelines and a significant research grant from the United States Department of Defense Military Health System to evaluate and upgrade its hospitals and clinics.
The list is administered by the editorial board of Healthcare Design Magazine and resulted from an internal nomination process, public voting online and votes from the magazine’s publishing partners at The Center for Health Design.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.