Sara Bayramzadeh Ph.D., M.Arch.

Principal Investor/Not Presenting, Kent State University

Dr. Sara Bayramzadeh is the Coordinator of and the Elliot Professor in the Healthcare Design program at Kent State University. She is recognized for her research on trauma room design, psychiatric units, and operating rooms designs. Dr. Bayramzadeh is interested in interdisciplinary research efforts to enhance healthcare outcomes through effective environmental design strategies. She is a recipient of a $2.4-m grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This grant funds a four-year research project on the design of safer and more efficient trauma rooms. Her research efforts at Kent State University have been recognized by the 2020 New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award. She has been a recipient of multiple national and international awards, such as AIA-AAH U40, 2016 Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award from the American Society of Interior Designers for outstanding dissertation and 2018 Best Paper Award from Applied Ergonomics Journal. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Ph.D. in Design, Construction and Planning.