Faculty and students in the Health and Well-being Program focus on relationships among people, the environments they inhabit, and resulting health consequences.

Research and teaching of Health and Well-being program area faculty promotes design outcomes that improve the fit between people and environment.  Applying the World Health Organization’s definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being…” faculty incorporate state-of-the-art research about diversity (age, gender, race/ethnicity/culture, sexual orientation, and physical ability), environment-behavior, human sensory systems, medicine, and public health to ensure that, armed with knowledge, students become tomorrow’s professional leaders who design spaces that can improve well-being for all people.