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Rutali Joshi is a doctoral candidate in the Planning, Design and Built environment program with focus on healthcare architecture. Her doctoral work, supported through the Richard H. Pennell fellowship, focuses on understanding the impact of workstation layout and design on interruptions and collaboration during physician handovers in complex and fast paced emergency departments. She currently has the privilege of working as a research assistant to Dr. Anjali Joseph for The Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing on several funded projects like “Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human Centered Design in the OR (RIPCHD.OR)”, “Design of Healthcare Spaces and Products of the Future Ambulatory Surgical Workspaces”, “Designing Waiting Rooms to Positively Shape the User Experience”, and “CU@Home. She has an M.S. degree in Architecture and Health from Clemson University. Her master's research focused on the effect of the built environment of shelter homes on survivors of domestic violence. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Mumbai University, India in 2013. She worked as a junior architect for 2 years before coming to the U.S. for further education.