The Center for Health Design named the winners of its 2016 Changemaker Award who will be recognized at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference being held Nov. 12-15 in Houston.

They are Jaynelle F. Stichler, professor emerita of nursing at San Diego State University, consultant for research and professional development for Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, and a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Healthcare Executives, and D. Kirk Hamilton, fellow of the Center for Health Systems & Design and a professor of architecture at Texas A&M University.

The award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has had broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design.

Recognized as renowned thinkers, innovators, and longtime leaders in the healthcare design community, Stichler and Hamilton cofounded and currently co-edit the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal. HERD is an inter-professional publication that provides students, researchers, and design practitioners with peer-reviewed research and methodology papers, theory articles, case studies, and book reviews, all focused on the effects of health environments and evidence-based design on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes.

The pair will accept their award on Monday, Nov. 14, of the event and will deliver a keynote presentation.