Dr. Upali Nanda is Director of Research for HKS, responsible for spearheading and integrating research globally. She teaches as Associate Professor of Practice at Taubman School of Architecture, serves as Executive Director for non-profit CADRE, and is a board member for Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA). Her work has been published as a book (Sensthetics), in peer-reviewed journals, and main stream media. In 2015 she was recognized by Healthcare Design Magazine in the top 10 most influential people in Healthcare Design for research. In 2018 she was recognized as an innovator in Women in Architecture awards by Architect magazine.