Who we Are

The Institute for Health in the Built Environment was founded by three research laboratories at the University of Oregon: Energy Studies in Buildings LaboratoryBiology and the Built Environment Center, and Baker Lighting Lab.  

The long-standing collaboration between these three seemingly disparate fields became the model for what the Institute hopes to achieve.  Not only do these research laboratories share workspace, research tools, and personnel; they share ideas and a new way of conceptualizing the solution to a problem.  Formed in the spirit of this collaborative strategy, the Institute for Health in the Built Environment seeks to broaden the network of researchers and practitioners such that issues concerning health, comfort, and sustainability in the human ecosystem are addressed in a way that benefits our work, our community, and our planet.

Staff

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture Director, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory Co-Director, Biology and the Built Environment

Jessica Green

Jessica Green

Professor, Department of Biology Co-Director, Biology and the Built Environment

Siobhan Rockcastle

Siobhan Rockcastle

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture Director, Baker Laboratory

G.Z. (Charlie) Brown

G.Z. (Charlie) Brown

Founding Director, Energy Studies in Buildings Lab Philip H. Knight Professor, Department of Architecture

Mark Fretz

Mark Fretz

Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange, Department of Architecture

Jeff Kline

Jeff Kline

Senior Research Associate, ESBL

Dale Northcutt

Dale Northcutt

Senior Research Assistant II, ESBL

Jason Stenson

Jason Stenson

Senior Research Assistant I, ESBL

Gwynne Mhuireach

Gwynne Mhuireach

Post Doctoral Fellow, ESBL

Paul Ward

Paul Ward

Research Assistant Professor, ESBL

Alen Mahic

Alen Mahic

Research Associate, ESBL

Willem Griffiths

Willem Griffiths

Research Assistant, BioBE

Students

Alida Bevirt

Alida Bevirt

Office Specialist, ESBL

Nicklaus McGuire

Nicklaus McGuire

Graduate Student Researcher, ESBL

Daniel Hundley

Daniel Hundley

Graduate Student Researcher, ESBL

Hooman Parhizkar

Hooman Parhizkar

PhD Candidate, Research Fellow, IHBE

Lily Summers

Lily Summers

Graduate Student Researcher, IHBE, Portland

Olivia Bain

Olivia Bain

Graduate Student Researcher, IHBE, Portland

Catherine Earley

Catherine Earley

Graduate Student Researcher, IHBE,Portland

Samantha Velazquez

Samantha Velazquez

Undergraduate Student Researcher Assistant, BioBE

Alex Balog

Alex Balog

Graduate Student Researcher, ESBL

Delaney Hetrick

Delaney Hetrick

Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Architecture

Sam Rosenberg

Sam Rosenberg

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BioBE, ESBL

Georgia MacCrone

Georgia MacCrone

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BioBE

Susie Nunez

Susie Nunez

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BioBE

Evon Calabrese

Evon Calabrese

Graduate Student Researcher, Baker Lab

Julia May

Julia May

Graduate Student Researcher, ESBL

Megan Danell

Megan Danell

Graduate Student Researcher, Baker Lab

Carolina da Silva Correa Leite

Carolina da Silva Correa Leite

Graduate Student Researcher, ESBL

Savanna Lloyd

Savanna Lloyd

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BioBE

Kathy Rodríguez Escamilla

Kathy Rodríguez Escamilla

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BioBE

Patrick Horve

Patrick Horve

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BioBE

Featured Collaborators

Ashkaan Fahimipour

Ashkaan Fahimipour

University of California Davis

Robert Martindale

Robert Martindale

Oregon Health Sciences University, Chief of the Division of GI and General Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Laszlo Kiraly

Laszlo Kiraly

Oregon Health Sciences University, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery

Matthew Butler

Matthew Butler

Oregon Health Sciences University, Butler Clock Physiology Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor,

Andrew McHill

Andrew McHill

Oregon Health Sciences University,Shea Laboratory, Research Assistant Professor

Christopher Minson

Christopher Minson

University of Oregon, Department of Physiology, Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology

Erica Hartmann

Erica Hartmann

Northwestern University, Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering

Elliott Gall

Elliott Gall

Portland State University, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, Green Building Research LaboratoryAssistant Professor

Rolf Halden

Rolf Halden

Arizona State University, Director of Biodesign Institute of Environmental Security

Curtis Huttenhower

Curtis Huttenhower

Harvard University, Professor of Computational Biology

Deb Johnson-Shelton

Deb Johnson-Shelton

Oregon Research Institute, Associate Research Scientist

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