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Jennifer R. DuBose

Director of the SimTigrate Design Lab, Principal Research Associate



Jennifer R. DuBose

Director of the SimTigrate Design Lab, Principal Research Associate


B.A. in Philosophy from Oglethorpe University
M.S. in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology


Jennifer R. DuBose is the executive director of the SimTigrate Design Lab and principal research associate in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is responsible for the operations of the Lab as well as project development and research. She also heads up the Innovation Accelerator for the Charlie and Harriet Shaffer Cognitive Empowerment Program, working with people living with mild cognitive impairment to develop practical solutions to everyday challenges using collaborative research methods. 

Her work focuses on how design effects our experience of built environments, can encourage behaviors we want and contributes to better health outcomes. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on evidence-based design topics such as the non-visual impacts of lighting, and design of doffing spaces to reduce healthcare worker self-contamination.  She has conducted several major research efforts around the impact of design on teamwork and collaboration in a range of healthcare settings including the Military Health System, Indian Health Services, clinics for underserved populations as well as Mayo Clinic.  

Ms. DuBose has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgia Tech with a focus on sustainable development. After completing her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Oglethorpe University she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Zimring, C.M., & DuBose, J. (2022). Healthy Health Care Settings. In Botchwey, N., Dannenberg, A. L., & Frumkin, H. (Eds). Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability. Island Press. 

DuBose, J., Davis, R. G., Campiglia, G., Wilkerson, A., & Zimring, C. (2021, Nov 30). Lighting the Patient Room of the Future: Evaluating Different Lighting Conditions From the Patient Perspective. HERD, 19375867211063481.  

Choi, C., Wilson, W., Jones, B., DuBose, J., & Vickers, K. (2022). DEVELOPMENT OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN THE PURSUIT OF INDEPENDENT LIVING. DS 117: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2022), London South Bank University in London, UK. 8th-9th September 2022. 

Aflatoony, L., Tonetto, L. M., Campiglia, G. C., & DuBose, J. R. (2020). Photo Narrative: Co-Designing a Built Environment with Seniors with Mild Cognitive Impairments. Paper presented at the DRS2020: Synergy. 1, Brisbane., (2020). DOI: 

Hadi, K., DuBose, J. R., & Choi, Y.-S. (2019). The Effect of Light on Sleep and Sleep-Related Physiological Factors Among Patients in Healthcare Facilities: A Systematic Review. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 

Zimring, C.M., & DuBose, J. (2011). Health Care Settings. In A. Danneberg, H. Frumkin & R. Jackson (Eds.), Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (pp.203-215). Washington, DC: Island Press.

Sadler, B. L., DuBose, J., & Zimring, C. (2008). The Board’s Role in Building Healthy Environments. In D. Nash, W. Oetgen & V. Pracilio (Eds.), Governance for Health Care Providers: The Call to Leadership (pp. 91-113). New York, New York: Productivity Press.

Sadler, B. L., DuBose, J. R., & Zimring, C. M. (2008). The Business Case for Building Better Pediatric Facilities Evidence for Innovation: Transforming Children's Health through the Physical Environment (pp. 96-115). Alexandria, VA: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions in collaboration with The Center for Health Design.