Assistant Professor of Interior Design  |  College of Design Construction and Planning

Lisa Sundahl Platt


Dr. Lisa Sundahl Platt is a researcher with the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER), focusing on Public Health Resilience, and an Assistant Professor of Interior Design within the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning. Her graduate training includes a Master of Science in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Systems Science, focusing on Health Systems Engineering. Before entering academia, she worked for over 25 years as a licensed professional in interior design, construction administration, sustainability planning, and operational improvement for health system environments within North and South America and abroad. Dr. Platt's research investigates how interdisciplinary research can elicit practical innovation to improve human and system resilience. This work's primary purpose is to explore the potential that socioecological modeling and collaborative computation scenario planning have for informing reliable risk moderation of "outside design basis" system hazards through adaptive built environment interventions.