Xiaobo Quan

Senior Researcher, Center for Health Design

Xiaobo Quan, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at The Center for Health Design. Dr. Quan focuses his efforts on special research projects, as well as our major research initiative, the Pebble Project. Working closely with the Director of Research and Pebble Project partners, planners, designers and other researchers, he examines the impact of the built environment on human behaviors and healthcare outcomes, evaluates the effects of evidence-based design innovations and disseminates research findings through presentations and publications.

Dr. Quan has been actively engaged in healthcare environment research and has published widely on topics of healthcare associated infection prevention, medication error reduction, patient safety, healthcare sustainability, work efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Previously, he worked as a Senior Researcher at Karlsberger Companies. He also worked as an architect at East China Architectural Design & Research Institute and Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group. He obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture and a certificate in Health Systems and Design from Texas A&M University, and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture from Southeast University in Nanjing, China.