Publications & Reports:

Hua, Y., Becker, F., Wurmser, T., Bliss-Holtz, J., & Hedges, C. (2012). The Effects of Nursing Unit Spatial Layout on Nursing Team Communication Patterns, Quality of Care, and Patient Safety. The Health Environment Research and Design (HERD) Journal. Vol. 6, No. 1, 8-38.

Becker, F., Bonaiuto, M., Bilotta, E., and Bonnes, M. (In press).  Integrated Healthscape Strategies: An Ecological Approach to Evidence-Based Design. Health Environments Research and Design Journal (HERD).

Becker, F. (2010).  Nursing unit design, communication, and teamwork.  The Proceedings of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 24, 2010.

Becker, F. (2009) At one with your surroundings? Nursing Management, 40(8), 24-27.

Harris, D.D., Joseph, A., Becker, F., Hamilton, D.K., Shepley, M.M., and Zimring, C. (2008). The Practitioner’s Guide To Evidence-Based Healthcare Design.  Concord, CA.: Center for Health Design.

Becker, F., Sweeney, B., and K. Parsons. (2008) Ambulatory facility design and patients’ perceptions of healthcare quality, Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 1(4), 35-54.

Becker, F. and Douglass, S.  (2008)  The ecology of the patient visit: Physical attractiveness, waiting times, and perceived quality of care, J. Ambulatory Care Management., 31(2), 128-141.

Becker, F. and Parsons, K.S. (2007)  Hospital facilities and the role of evidence-based design, Journal of Facilities Management, 5(4), 263-274.

Becker, F. and Carthey, J. (2007) Evidence-based Design: Key Issues in a Collaborative Process. Proceedings of the W092: Interdisciplinarity in the Built Environment Procurement Conference, 23-26 September, Newcastle, Australia.

Becker, F. (2007).  Nursing unit design and communication patterns: What is “real” work, Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 1(1), 58-62.

Becker, F. (2007).  The ecology of knowledge networks, California Management Review, 49(2), 1-20.

Becker, F. (2007).  Closing the Research-Design Gap.  Implications, 5(10), 1-5.

Becker, F. and Douglas, S. (2006). The ecology of the patient visit: Attractiveness, waiting times, and perceived quality of care,  Healthcare Design, 6(7), 12-18.

Becker, F. (1980).  Employees need role in design of workspace, Hospitals, November, 97-98, 101.

Becker, F. and Poe, D. (1980).  The effect of user-generated design modification in a general hospital.  Journal of Nonverbal behavior, (4), 195-218.

Becker, F. (1980). .  In Beck, W. and Meger, R. (Eds.),  The Environment of the Health Care Facility.  Boca Ratan, FL.:  CRC Press.

Selected Student Theses:

Gretta Vandell (2011). The ecology of the hospitalist-led round: the effect of dual Vs. Individual rounding type on patient outcomes and Communication processes.

Harale, K. (2010). The role of design in communication, interaction and teamwork. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.

Blau, S. (2009) Exploratory study of family visit program for Alzheimer’s residents in care facilities. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.

Adams, R. (2008) The role of physical design and informal communication and learning in gaining competency and reducing stress among graduate nurses. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.

Dutta, R. (2008) Influence of nursing unit layout on staff communication and interaction patterns. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.

Hammer, S. (2008) The role of physical design and informal communication and learning in reducing stress and gaining competency among new nurse graduates. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.

Sweeney, B. (2008) The ecology of the patient experience: Physical environments, patient-staff interactions, staff behavior, and quality of care. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.

Vilacorte, A. (2008) The changing healthcare workplace: An exploratory case study of decentralized nursing layouts. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University.