Rana Sagha Zadeh

Assistant Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

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Contact Information

2425 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-1946

Rana Sagha Zadeh

Assistant Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Expertise
Evidence-based health-care design; optimization of healing environments for safety efficiency and quality

Current Research Interest
Health-care design; evidence-based design; policy, sustainability, and the translation and application of scientifically tested research about design innovation into real-life policy and practice to achieve the best possible health, safety, quality, and efficiency outcomes in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams; end-of-life care

Selected Publications
Sagha Zadeh, Rana, Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Gary Williams, and Susan Sung Eun Chung. “The Impact of Windows and Daylight on Acute-Care Nurses’ Physiological, Psychological, and Behavioral Health.” Health Environments Research & Design Journal 7, no. 4 (2014): 36–62.

Sagha Zadeh, Rana, Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, and Laurie Tranchina Waggener. “Rethinking Efficiency in Acute Care Nursing Units: Analyzing Nursing Unit Layouts for Improved Spatial Flow.” Health Environments Research & Design Journal 6, no. 1 (2012): 39–65.

Cornell Research Website Article
Designing for Health-Care Facilities

Cornell Research Website Slideshow
Designing End-of-Life Care Settings to Enhance Quality of Life