University of Oregon Research Laboratories

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.  Their long-standing collaboration between 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.

Founding Leadership

Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Director of IHBE, ESBL, and BioBE

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Dr. Jessica Green

Dr. Jessica Green

Co-Director and Founding Director of BioBE

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G.Z. (Charlie) Brown

G.Z. (Charlie) Brown

Founding Director of ESBL and BioBE, Knight Professor

Bio

Dr. Siobhan Rockcastle

Dr. Siobhan Rockcastle

Chair of Baker Lighting Lab

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Dr. Mark Fretz

Dr. Mark Fretz

IHBE Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange

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OUR Featured Research Collaborators

Dr. Robert Martindale

Dr. Robert Martindale

Oregon Health Sciences University

Chief of the Division of GI and General Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Bio

Dr. Laszlo Kiraly

Dr. Laszlo Kiraly

Oregon Health Sciences University

Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery

Bio

Dr. Elliott Gall

Dr. Elliott Gall

Portland State University

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science

Green Building Research Laboratory

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Christopher Minson

Dr. Christopher Minson

University of Oregon

Department of Physiology

Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology

Bio

Dr. Gulcan Cil

Dr. Gulcan Cil

Oregon Research Institute

Associate Research Scientist

Bio

Dr. Erica Hartmann

Dr. Erica Hartmann

Northwestern University

Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering

Bio

Dr. Rolf Halden

Dr. Rolf Halden

Arizona State University

Director of Biodesign Institute of Environmental Security

Dr. Curtis Huttenhower

Dr. Curtis Huttenhower

Harvard University

Professor of Computational Biology

Dr. Deb Johnson-Shelton

Dr. Deb Johnson-Shelton

Oregon Research Institute

Associate Research Scientist

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