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Institute For Health

in the Built Environment

The Institute for Health in the Built Environment at the University of Oregon is passionate about combining research and design in order to create a healthier built environment and population. Click here to find out more about us.


We enjoy working together with industry to apply research findings into co-developed design solutions that make real impact in the world. If you’d like to be involved and learn more about our research, join our consortium!

IHBE publishes paper on childbirth and COVID-19

IHBE publishes paper on childbirth and COVID-19

IHBE teams up with collaborators at OHSU to publish, "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Environmental Contamination and Childbirth" in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.This preliminary research was conducted between March and June...

Reclaiming the future of the working world and the economy, starts with tackling COVID-19. Buildings make up the engine of the economy and testing them for what we cannot see with the naked eye allows us to collect more information to better prepare, adapt and learn about how to continue living and working in our built environments. While rates continue to rise in some areas, this creates crucial need for testing the environments of buildings. This allows for safer stability in reopening, as well as a future of combating viruses beyond the medical environment by testing exhaust air in our workplaces, schools, senior living facilities and other community spaces in which we gather. Check out BioBE for more information.