Dr. Diana Anderson

Principal Architect, Jacobs

Health Spaces New & Old

Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, is a healthcare architect and a board-certified internist. She completed her medical residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center. As a “dochitect”, Diana combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture. She has worked on hospital design projects globally and is widely published in both architectural and medical journals, books and the popular press. She is a frequent speaker about the impacts of healthcare design on patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, and related topics.

A Co-Founder of the Clinicians for Design group, this international network of leaders seeks to inspire and accelerate the design of environments and systems. A past Fellow of the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, Diana explores the ethics of built space. She recently completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. As a Principal at Jacobs, Diana provides thought leadership at the intersection of design and health. She is also a research fellow in geriatric neurology at the VA Boston Healthcare System.


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