Elza Costeira

Elza Costeira

Architect, Researcher and Doctor (DSc) in Architectural Sciences (Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Rio de Janeiro- FAU/UFRJ). Acted as consultant of the Brazilian Ministry of Health by PAHO at ReforSUS Project (1997-1999). Worked for 18 years at the Municipal Health Secretariat of the City of Rio de Janeiro. Invited lecturer of the Specialization Course in Maintenance of the Hospital Environment of Polytechnic School Joaquim Venancio-FIOCRUZ/BR and postgraduate courses in Hospital Architecture of IAHCS/FASAUDE/RGS and PROARQ/FAU/UFRJ. Professor and coordinator of the postgraduate course in Healthcare Architecture INBEC/UNIP, Brazil. Member of ABDEH- Rio de Janeiro section. Member of South American Chapter at International Academy for Design and Health. Published several books and articles on architecture of healthcare environments.