Knowledge


Many of the HEALTH+ faculty members teach, or have recently taught, a range of graduate and undergraduate courses at RISD that engage health and healthcare issues. HEALTH+ faculty members are both professors and practitioners, hence their courses directly benefit from expertise that each faculty member has developed through their own scholarly investigations and private practice.

The range of expertise within HEALTH+ is diverse. Please click on the name of any faculty member, below, to find out more about their work and to contact them directly.

 


FACULTY


 

Kelli Rae Adams

Kelli Rae Adams

HEALTH+ Expertise | Ceramics, yoga and meditation

HEALTH+ Tags: CERAMICS, YOGA, MEDITATION, SPATIAL DYNAMICS, MINDFUL MAKING

 


 

Jean_Blackburn

Jean Blackburn

HEALTH+ Expertise | Scientific illustration of archaeological and anatomical subject matter

HEALTH+ Tags: ARCHAEOLOGY, HUMAN ANATOMY, SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION

 

Robert Brinkerhoff

Robert Brinkerhoff

HEALTH+ Expertise | Mental health awareness through illustration

HEALTH+ Tags: MENTAL HEALTH, ILLUSTRATION, BROWN MEDICAL MAGAZINE

 

Marie Cieri

Marie Cieri

HEALTH+ Expertise | Improved healthcare via innovation and social geography

HEALTH+ Tags: HEALTHCARE INNOVATION, SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

 

Justin_Cook

Justin Cook

HEALTH+ Expertise | Strategic design practice, and using design in a transformative capacity

HEALTH+ Tags: CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY, STRATEGIC DESIGN, GOVERNMENT, TRANSFORMATIVE DESIGN

 

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

HEALTH+ Expertise | Intersection of furniture design and nature, culture and sustainability

HEALTH+ Tags: NATURE, CULTURE, SUSTAINABILITY, FURNITURE DESIGN

 

Fritz_Drury

Fritz Drury

HEALTH+ Expertise | Enhancing data visualizations by employing virtual reality

HEALTH+ Tags: VIRTUAL REALITY, DATA VISUALIZATION, HUMAN ANATOMY, SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION

 

Leslie Fontana

Leslie Fontana

HEALTH+ Expertise | Aging and inclusive design solutions

HEALTH+ Tags: AGING, INCLUSIVE DESIGN, 

 

Andrew Freiband

Andrew Freiband

HEALTH+ Expertise | Models for engaging social, humanitarian, and crisis response scenarios

HEALTH+ Tags: DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING, SOCIAL, HUMANITARIAN, CRISIS RESPONSE

 

Lindsay French

Lindsay C. French

HEALTH+ Expertise | Legacies of social and cultural trauma

HEALTH+ Tags: SOCIAL TRAUMA, CULTURAL TRAUMA

 

Dinah Fried

Dinah Fried

HEALTH+ Expertise | Communication strategies for health organizations

HEALTH+ Tags: GRAPHIC DESIGN, COMMUNICATIONS

 

Nadine Gerdts

Nadine Gerdts

HEALTH+ Expertise | Cultural and environmental dynamics of urban landscapes

HEALTH+ Tags: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, PUBLIC SCHOOL

 

Elizabeth Dean Hermann

Elizabeth Dean Hermann

HEALTH+ Expertise | Strategies for under-resourced, post-conflict, and post-disaster societies

HEALTH+ Tags: ARCHITECTURE, CONFLICT, DISASTER, CAPACITY, RESOURCES, URBAN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY

 

Jonathan Highfield

Jonathan Bishop Highfield

HEALTH+ Expertise | The intersection of ecocriticism and foodways

HEALTH+ Tags: ECOCRITICISM, FOODWAYS

 

Paul Karasik

Paul Karasik

HEALTH+ Expertise | Rethinking comics as a therapeutic and educational tool

HEALTH+ Tags: ILLUSTRATION, COMICS, AUTISM, THERAPY, MENTAL HEALTH

 

Donald_Keefer

Donald Keefer

HEALTH+ Expertise | Role of death, grief, and loss within culture

HEALTH+ Tags: DEATH, GRIEF

 

Clara Lieu

Clara Lieu

HEALTH+ Expertise | Exploring isolation and mental illness

HEALTH+ Tags: ISOLATION, MENTAL ILLNESS

 

Joe Marianek

Joe Marianek

HEALTH+ Expertise | Communication strategies for health organizations

HEALTH+ Tags: GRAPHIC DESIGN, COMMUNICATIONS

 

Kaki Martin

Kaki Martin

HEALTH+ Expertise | Building better healthcare campuses

HEALTH+ Tags: ARCHITECTURE, HEALTHCARE DESIGN

 

Enrique Martinez

Enrique Martínez

HEALTH+ Expertise | Incorporating strategic design into health, urban systems, and government

HEALTH+ Tags: HEALTHCARE DESIGN, URBAN SYSTEM DESIGN, GOVERNMENT SYSTEM DESIGN

 

Nicole Merola

Nicole Merola

HEALTH+ Expertise | Pollution, toxicity, climate change, and environmental melancholy

HEALTH+ Tags: POLLUTION, TOXICITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL MELANCHOLY

 

Beth Mosher

Beth Mosher

HEALTH+ Expertise | Probing the cues in junk food design that encourage over-consumption

HEALTH+ Tags: DESIGN RESEARCH, SYSTEM DESIGN, FUTURE STRATEGY, INNOVATION, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

 

Khipra Nichols

Khipra Nichols

HEALTH+ Expertise | Leveraging Integral Design to promote good health and well-being

HEALTH+ Tags: INTEGRAL DESIGN, PRODUCT DESIGN, TOYS, REHABILITATION, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

 

Jeffry Poland

Jeffery Poland

HEALTH+ Expertise | Examining contemporary approaches to psychiatric classification, research, and clinical practice

HEALTH+ Tags: PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT, ADDITION TREATMENT, REHABILITATION, MENTAL ILLNESS

 

Jennifer_Prewitt-Freilino

Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino

HEALTH+ Expertise | The power of social identity and the role of gender and parental status norms

HEALTH+ Tags: SOCIAL IDENTITY, ROLE NORMS, GENDER, SEXUALITY, RACE

 


 

Chris Rose

Christopher Rose

HEALTH+ Expertise | Research into the cognitive, haptic, and creative aspects of design thinking

HEALTH+ Tags: DESIGN THINKING, COGNITION AND DESIGN

 

Yuriko Saito

Yuriko Saito

HEALTH+ Expertise | Philosophical issues in environmental health and food production/consumption

HEALTH+ Tags: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCTION, FOOD CONSUMPTION, PHILOSOPHY

 

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Lucy Spelman

HEALTH+ Expertise | Zoological medicine, one-health conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation

HEALTH+ Tags: BIOLOGY, ZOOLOGY, VETERINARY MEDICINE, ONE-HEALTH, CONSERVATION, ENDANGERED SPECIES

 

Lothar Windels

Lothar Windels

HEALTH+ Expertise | Dynamic seating to provide a healthier sitting experience

HEALTH+ Tags: ERGONOMIC SEATING, FURNITURE DESIGN

 

Peter Yeadon

Peter Yeadon

HEALTH+ Expertise | Advanced materials for healthcare facilities

HEALTH+ Tags: ANTIMICROBIAL, SMART MATERIALS, NANOMATERIALS, SMART, SYSTEMS, MATERIALS, SENSORS, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN