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Xuemei Zhu, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. Xuemei Zhu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Health Systems & Design at Texas A&M University. She is also the Co-director of the research group on Design Research for Active Living, and the holder of the James M. Singleton Endowed Professorship of Educational Architecture. Dr. Zhu’s scholarship investigates the impacts of built environment on public health, environmental sustainability, and social equity, with a specific focus on active living, healthy community, evidence-based design, school design, and workplace design, using interdisciplinary approaches. Her research is supported by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), with a total support of about $6.8 million. She has published extensively in the fields of environmental design and planning, environment-behavior research, and public health. Her teaching centers on the theme of environment-behavior relationships, and strengthens the link between environment-behavior research and design practice.

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