Course Overview

The second session of this year's mental health mini-talks will focus on strategies that can improve wellness when implemented at an organizational level, examining both environmental, design, and policy level considerations for employers. This session's featured speakers are Altaf Engineer, PhD, and Rebecca Wolf, PhD candidate.

Live Webinar Date: February 17, 2022 at 5pm (MST)

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CECH for CHES; 1.0 CPEU for RDs

Speakers: Altaf Engineer, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture and University of Arizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance, an interdisciplinary institute at the University of Arizona that links expertise of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and the UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. He is Faculty Advisor of the Master of Science in Architecture Health and Built Environment concentration. Altaf’s scholarship, teaching and practice are informed by his interest in health and wellbeing in the built environment with a special focus on daylighting, social and behavioral issues in design, indoor air quality, healthy aging, and post-Covid-19 design strategies. He has a number of peer-reviewed publications in these fields. Altaf is a cofounder of Architects for Society, a nonprofit design practice with a mission to serve disadvantaged communities through innovative architecture and design.

Rebecca Wolf is a professor of occupational therapy at A.T. Still University and is a PhD student in Health Behavior Health Promotion at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She studies breastfeeding, bedsharing, and sleep in working mothers of infants. Rebecca teaches courses on health promotion, health policy, and public health law and ethics.