Angela Loder

In her role with IWBI, Dr. Angela Loder is responsible for identifying, directing, and managing evidenced-based research that supports the WELL Building Standard. As a research scientist, strategic planner, and educator, Dr. Loder brings over a decade of experience in interdisciplinary research and partnerships around occupant health, well-being, and the built and natural environment. Prior to joining IWBI, Dr. Loder ran her own consulting firm, working with municipal, regional, and federal governments on urban planning, sustainability, and health. Projects included community outreach on values around the urban forest for Boulder Urban Forestry; writing and implementing a $1.6 million dollar state-funded Active Living and Healthy Eating grant for Jefferson County, CO; and a federal interdisciplinary project linking energy conservation, occupant comfort, and behavior. Her doctoral research looked at the impact that visual and physical access to a green roof in Chicago and Toronto had on office workers’ concentration, stress, and creativity, and was the first large-scale multi-method study on the health impacts of green roofs. Dr. Loder is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Denver, and has been a core member of the Health in Buildings Roundtable (HiBR) with the NIH since 2009. She is a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar, a board member of the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University, adjunct faculty at Denver University, and part of the first cohort of WELL Faculty and a WELL AP. Dr. Loder has presented her research at numerous international conference and published in academic and popular media. Her book “Small-Scale Urban Greening: Creating Places of Health, Creativity, and Ecological Sustainability” will be published with Routledge. She holds a collaborative PhD from the University of Toronto in Health Geography and Centre for the Environment.