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Mary Irene DeShong Professorship in Design and Health


The Mary Irene DeShong Professorship in Design and Health, created by an anonymous two million dollar gift, is intended to integrate design excellence with rigorous scientific research to promote and create effective, just and economically feasible environments for human health at a variety of scales. The chairholder provides intellectual leadership for the Center for Design and Health, building partnerships across disciplines with leading practitioners, government policy-makers, and fellow academics at the highest levels. The Board of Visitors established the professorship in 2012.

Jennifer J. Roe 2015-present

History of Past Recipients and Projects