WHAT WE DO
We study the impact of nature on people and the impact of people on nature. Much of our current health by design research focuses on how nature contact in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities impacts daily stress, health, and well-being. We also explore sustainability-related health behaviors to learn how to best protect health-promoting nature and environmental resources.
Photo: Nature contact at school: The impact of an outdoor classroom on children’s well-being. International Journal of Environmental Health Research
Lead researcher Dr. Erin Largo-Wight talks about nature contact and flowers impact on your well-being
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight and public health team conducted a study that indicates that flowers can reduce stress