Lesa Lorusso
Full Name
Lesa Lorusso
Healthcare Director of Research & Innovation
Gresham Smith
Speaker Bio
Lesa Lorusso is a firm-wide resource at Gresham Smith, strengthening healthcare planning and design through research and innovation. She collaborates with the healthcare team to facilitate human-centered design and development and implementation of research strategy and scalable tools for knowledge sharing among healthcare planners and designers. She implements design thinking strategies throughout the healthcare practice and advises the Gresham Smith team on evaluative methodologies regarding healthcare facilities. Key roles involve identifying opportunities for evidence-based design research, leading strategic implementation of research projects, and developing external collaborative partnerships.