Ballinger’s David Gordon co-authored a paper on airborne infection control strategies published in the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal. The paper, “Built Environment Airborne Infection Control Strategies in Pandemic Alternative Care Sites,” evaluates the CDC’s hierarchy of controls and evidence-based design features from inpatient care spaces, airborne infection isolation rooms, and biocontainment rooms to propose a framework for bolstering preparedness in alternative care sites. The paper identifies how innovative technologies, including optimized air-handling systems with ultraviolet and particle filters, can support a clinically resilient infection control strategy. 

David collaborated with Jane Ward, MD, MPH of Uniformed Services University, Christopher J. Yao, MPH of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow​, WELL AP  of the University of Pennsylvania and IndigoJLD​.

Read the full publication here.