Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Andrew Hoisington, PhD
Current awareness and statistics regarding negative mental health outcomes of United States Military and Veteran populations justify research into causes and methods to assist those afflicted. Growing academic research indicates connections between the built environment and the mental health of its occupants may be important. This research is intended to explore this relationship with a Veteran study group. Through the completion of a literature review, key built environment factors associated with various mental health conditions were identified. Mechanisms and pathways through which these factors can affect mental health conditions were explored. An analysis of residential built environment factors and Veteran mental health symptoms helps bring an understanding to design considerations that may be beneficial to individuals with military experience. Furthermore, a discussion into the applicability of results, as well as cost and benefits of military design for mental well-being is presented.
DTIC Accession Number
Beemer, Cody J., "An Analysis of Built Environment Factors in Residences and the Associated Effects on Mental Health Symptoms of United States Veterans" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2323.