Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

26 Feb, 2018

One of the studies that I am doing for my MSCA "Using consumer science to improve healthy eating habits" is to build a conceptual framework that links food choices and the other determinants such as individuals’ feelings and understandings of the meaning of health and the benefits associated to health decisions.

To better achieve my goals, since last January and through the whole 2018, I am honored to be a visiting scholar at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF)The CIHF is a partnership between the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE), is believed to be the world’s first academic center to combine hospitality, health policy/management, and design. This Institute is led by Executive Director Rohit Verma, Ph.D., Dean of External Relations, Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

On the 13th of April, the CIHF will be held a Mini-symposium titled "Patient Experience Rx: Healing the Whole Human” which will explore the highly relevant topic of patient experience in healthcare. Health policy and a general trend toward computerization has shifted the power from a more paternalistic dynamic to one in which the consumer is slowly taking center stage. Furthermore, hospitality, wellness, facilities and service design, food and nutrition, and other unique needs of patients are increasingly becoming important considerations in healthcare delivery during the era of rising costs and complexities surrounding health insurance and government regulations.

Registration for the event is now open at


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