Previous Lab Members

Alessandro Morganti, MS, MD

Position: Visiting Research Scholar (2021-2022)

Dr. Morganti received his MD from the Università di Milano-Bicocca and his MS from Politecnico di Milano. He is an Italian researcher who was a visiting scholar in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford Medicine. During his time at Stanford, Dr. Morganti researched hospital design and planning. He primarily investigated the relationship between the built environment and both physical and mental health--with a specific focus on autism spectrum disorder. Within his research, he explored the impact that sensorial sources coming from physical spaces have on patients with autism. 

As he continues with his research in Italy, he aims to provide experience-based design strategies for healthcare spaces that can promote the wellbeing of ASD users, preventing sensory overload and fostering their compliance during medical investigations, procedures, and therapies.