Dr. Zhipeng Lu's interests include (1) physical environment design for older people, especially those with Alzheimer's diseases, (2) safety in healthcare setting, (3) telemedicine for behavioral health, (4) advanced technologies to measure human-environment interactions (e.g., VR, eye-tracking, EEG, fNIRS and fMRI), and (5) healthy community to promote physical activities and healthy eating. He has served as PI, Co-PI and Co-I for multiple projects supported by Robertwood Johnson Foundation, NIH and the American Institute of Architects.
- Cert. in Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2009
- Ph.D. in , Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2009
- B.Arch. in , Southeast University - (Nanjing, China) 1999
- Zhu, X., Yu, C., Lee, C., & Lu, Z. (2020). From Walkable Communities to Active Lifestyles: Exploring Causal Pathways through a Case Study in Austin, Texas. JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. 0739456x1990052-0739456X1990052.
- Zhu, X., Yoshikawa, A., Qiu, L., Lu, Z., Lee, C., & Ory, M. (2020). Healthy workplaces, active employees: A systematic literature review on impacts of workplace environments on employees’ physical activity and sedentary behavior. Building and Environment. 168, 106455-106455.
- Zhu, L., Zhang, S., & Lu, Z. (2020). Respect for Autonomy: Seeking the Roles of Healthcare Design From the Principle of Biomedical Ethics. HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 13(3), 230-244.
- Lu, Z., Rodiek, S., Shepley, M. M., & Tassinary, L. G. (2015). Environmental influences on indoor walking behaviours of assisted living residents. Building Research & Information. 43(5), 602-615.
- Lu, Z., Rodiek, S. D., Shepley, M. M., & Duffy, M. (2011). Influences of Physical Environment on Corridor Walking Among Assisted Living Residents. JOURNAL OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY. 30(4), 463-484.