Welcome Dr. Stephanie Taylor to WFI Advisory Board
On behalf of the Waterloo Filtration Institute team and the WFI Advisory Board, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to Dr. Stephanie Taylor as a new member of our advisory board.
Dr. Stephanie Taylor is the CEO and Founder of Buikding4Health, Inc. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and subsequently practiced pediatric oncology while researching cellular growth control mechanisms for the next several decades. While taking care of hospitalized patients, she became increasingly convinced that the healthcare facility played a significant role in patient healing and in the healthcare-associated infections that far too many patients acquired during their in-patient treatment. Determined to gain a better understanding of the impact of the built environment on patient healing, she returned to school and obtained her Master's Degree in Architecture.
With new insights from her education, she delved into research on the relationship between indoor environments and clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients. Her research revealed new findings on the powerful role of indoor air quality in driving acute infections, chronic inflammation, cognitive impairment, and a multitude of other diseases. Not surprisingly, she found that the conditions that influence patient outcomes also contribute to health or disease in occupants of all building types.
In 2019 Dr. Taylor founded Building4Health, Inc. to scale the powerful yet underutilized approach of managing IAQ from a medical perspective to truly support occupant health.
To communicate the fascinating convergence of human health, microbiology and architecture, Dr. Taylor writes monthly columns and bi-annual feature articles for Engineered Systems Magazine and publishes in other healthcare journals. She is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and is on the Environmental Health Committee. She is also a member of the US Green Building Council technical advisory board on Indoor Air Quality.
At WFI, our mission is to support the growth of the global filtration industry and advance the sciences and technologies of filtration and separation processes for a clean, healthy, and sustainable world. We are excited and honored to have Dr. Taylor join the WFI Advisory Board. She will be an invaluable asset and driver as we continue to work together to promote a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world.
Meet Dr. Taylor at our upcoming WFI 2023 Annual Virtual Conference (Dec. 5-6), an international leadership conference to address the critical roles of filtration and separation for healthy living, surrounding environments, and their impacts on future generations. Dr. Taylor will present the fascinating topic "The North Star - Occupant Health Guides Indoor Air Quality," demonstrating a cutting-edge platform for real-time measurement, analysis, and visualization of IAQ's impact on health. Dr. Taylor will also be a distinguished panelist in our final roundtable discussion on Filtration and Its Influence on the Future of our Planet.
Don't miss this golden opportunity to connect with world-leading experts in filtration, the environment and health. Secure Your Seat Now and immerse yourself in the excitement of the Filtration Summit, where innovation meets industry excellence.