Integrative Prevention Through Design Lab

Integrative Prevention Through Design Lab

The Integrative Prevention through Design Lab is embedded in the Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience. It investigates ways to reduce hazards to human health and well-being through system resilience planning for dynamic built environments. Dr. Lisa Sundahl Platt heads the research team.


System Risk Detection

Applying socioecological scenario models for a nuanced evaluation of hazards tailored to specific contextual factors.

Design Resilience Performance Forecasting

Employing forward-thinking computational and design methodologies to predict and assess integrative outcomes for both human and environmental factors.

Sustainable Healthy Environments Assessment

Measuring the immediate and lasting effects on public health and well-being through the implementation of regenerative design solutions.

Exploring the Design Resilience of People, Process, and Place

The Integrative Prevention Through Design Lab currently includes a select group of DCP Graduate Research Assistants with research interests in applying AI, Human Factors, and Systems Science methodologies to investigating safety-critical environments.

Presently the lab’s research efforts are focused on improving infection prevention through strategic environmental interventions, using socioecological scenario models for healthy infrastructure planning, and using computational design thinking for environmental predesign.

Projects & Workshops

Resilient Inference System for Performance Safety (RISPS)

Platt, L.S. First Inventor

Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) approach to applied Artificial Intelligence predicts infection-causing risks in inpatient healthcare environments and assesses the effectiveness of infection moderation strategies

Prevention Through Design Environmental Material Intelligence Center (PtD-EMIC)

Platt, L.S. First Inventor

A decision-support tool for assessing interior material performance characteristics related to reducing bacterial bioburden. The system allows users to input performance data that informs design decisions to mitigate infection risk.

Jacksonville, FL – Housing, Environment, and Wellbeing Community System Dynamics Workshop

This two-part community-driven workshop focused on advancing community resilience through watershed planning in at-risk Jacksonville, Florida neighborhoods.
These applied community system dynamics sessions were facilitated by UF DCP FIBER researchers and sponsored by the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund with support from UF Health Jacksonville, LISC Jacksonville, Groundworks Jacksonville, UF City Lab, and the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies.




Lisa Platt

IPTD Lab Lead

Lisa is an Engineering Psychologist and Interior Designer using Systems Science to study operations in health and continuing care settings.

More Info

Xiaoyu Chen

Lab Member

Ali Mahmoudi

Lab Member

Arezoo Zeinali

Lab Member



Zeinali, A., Platt L.S. (accepted; publication pending revisions) “An Agent-Based Modelling Approach for Infection Prevention Predesign: Simulating the Spread of Pathogens between Humans and the Environment in an ICU.” Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Platt L.S., Zeinali, A. (under review) “A Primer on Using Complexity Modeling for Safe Healthcare Environment Planning: A Resilience-Based Approach.” Applied Ergonomics

Platt, L.S., Mahmoudi (accepted; publication pending revisions) “Computational Predesign for Evaluating Climate and Community Related Healthcare Infection Risks.” Technology Architecture and Design

L. S. Platt, Xiaoyu Chen, Tara Sabo-Attwood, Nicole Iovine, Scott Brown & Brad Pollitt (2023) Improving infection prevention briefing through predictive predesign: a computational approach to architectural programming by evaluating socioecological risk factors, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2023.2214347


Platt, L.S., Cai, H., Zeinali, A., Green, K., Harvey, J. and Mcintosh, T., 2022, September. Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance through Collaborative Computational Design. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 98-103). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

 Platt L.S., Chen X. (2022) A Computational Approach to Estimating Healthcare Contact Surface Material Resilience. HERD. Nov 20:19375867221137098. doi: 10.1177/19375867221137098. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36408919.

Platt, L.S., Cai, H., Zeinali, A., Green, K., Harvey, J., & Mcintosh, T. (2022). Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance through Collaborative Computational Design. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, 11(1), 98–103.

Platt, L.S. (2022) Using Human in The Loop AI Socioecological Modeling for Guiding Infection Prevention Through Design Resilience. Environments by Design: Health, Wellbeing and Place. AMPS Proceedings Series 26.1. ISSN 2398-9467


Platt, L.S., Fronczek A. (2020) Using a Fuzzy Framework for applying King’s Theory of Goal Attainment to Improve Hospital Acquired Infection Resilience. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. Sage India: New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications.

Wang, Y., Hao, H., & Platt, L. S. (2020). Examining risk and crisis communications of government agencies and stakeholders during early-stages of COVID-19 on Twitter. Computers in human behavior, 106568.

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