Dr. Hessam Ghamari is an assistant professor in the Interior Design program at the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at California State University at Northridge. Before joining CSUN, Dr. Ghamari was an assistant professor in the Interior Design program at Appalachian State Universtiy for four years. He has over twelve years’ experience in research, practice, and teaching in interior design and architecture in the United States and Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. with a focus on Wayfinding in Unfamiliar Environments from Texas Tech University. His work focuses on understanding the relationship between the built environment and health outcomes. He is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to improving health and well-being outcomes in healthcare environments. He also collaborates and builds relationships with architecture firms and healthcare professionals and organizations as well as non-profit organizations.

  • Ph.D. Environmental Interior Design 2014, Texas Tech Unievrsity
  • M.S. Interior Design 2013, Texas Tech Unievrsity
  • M.Arch. Architecture 2011, Iran University of Science and Technology
  • B.Arch. Architecture 2008, Iran University of Science and Technology

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