Dr. Saman Jamshidi’s areas of interest include wayfinding, healthcare design, evidence-based design, architectural technology, and sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. in Interior and Environmental Design, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Environmental Design. Dr. Jamshidi’s past work includes research on the influence of the hospital environment on (1) reducing fall risk among patients, (2) improving patient outcomes (such as length of stay, pain, satisfaction, etc.), and (3) rural healthcare. He is currently examining the effect of environmental factors on human wayfinding. His research has resulted in several peer-reviewed papers published in journals such as the Journal of Patient Safety, Frontiers in Psychology, Health Environments Research and Design (HERD), and Frontiers of Architectural Research.
Dr. Jamshidi has served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences including the Journal of Interior Design, Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) journal, Journal of Advanced Nursing, IDEC, and ERDA. He is NCIDQ certified and has more than 10 years of experience in research, practice, and teaching. He was involved in a wide variety of design projects, such as residential, commercial, hospitality, cultural, landscape, and renovation.