Graduate Research Assistant
Raha Rastegar is a graduate research assistant at the SimTigrate Design lab and a master’s student in the School of Architecture's Health and Design program at Georgia Tech. She received her M.Arch. from Beheshti University, Iran. After a few years of practicing, she started to focus on studying how shaping the physical environment impacts human feeling, behavior, and well-being, especially in healthcare facilities. Her current research interest is in applying evidence-based design in translating the research into practice, and visual analysis in healthcare facilities to improve the social, organizational, and economic outcomes for the most vulnerable populations, including children and the elderly. She is participating in multiple research projects, including a patient-centered ICU room design, improving healthcare members’ collaboration through team-room design, and analyzing the impact of lighting in pediatric intensive care units.