Research Projects

Professor David Yager, founder of IDL and Distinguished Professor at UMBC, and Dr. George Dover, Chair and Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at JHMI have together assembled a team to address the complexities of innovation and design as it relates to: hospital structure; health care and health service delivery; and improved patients' health outcomes.

Current research projects include:

  • The impact of sound on patient health care and health outcomes
  • Virtual reality and the role of diagnostic imaging
  • Pharmacy effectiveness
  • Ergonomics of physical space
  • Communications with patients and families
  • Patient and staff safety
  • Improvement convalescent effectiveness
  • Staff management and workflow