Members


Current members of the Arts in Health Research Collective.


Jessica Bleuer

Jessica Bleuer, MA, M.Ed., Ph.D.(c), RDT

Research description

Jessica Bleuer's (she/her pronouns) research in the field of Drama Therapy focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and the negative impacts of racism and xenophobia on people's sense of belonging, safety and general well being.

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Janis Timm-Bottos

Janis Timm-Bottos, PhD, ATR-BC, PT

Research description

Sustained practice research demonstrating how arts-based social inclusion hubs in neighborhoods, such as art hives, promote health, wellness, and the quality of life for individuals and families, and thereby have the potential to transform communities.

Affiliations and links


Cynthia Bruce

Cynthia Bruce, PhD, MTA

Research description

Cynthia Bruce works as a blind activist educator and researcher at the nexus of critical disability studies, music therapy, and higher education. Her research and activism engages the lived experience of disability as vital evidence that can expose the presence and impact of ableism and mobilize more socially just approaches to music therapy education, research, and practice.

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Sandi Curtis

Sandra L. Curtis, PhD, MTA, MT-BC

Research description

Understanding violence against women, its impact on health and wellness, and the role of music/music therapy in addressing issues at both the individual level and societal level.

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Bonnie Harnden

Bonnie Harnden, MA, RDT

Research description

How can performing familial trauma create embodied learning?

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Josée Leclerc

Josée Leclerc, PhD, ATR-BC, ATPQ

Research description

Employing response-art as an innovative research tool to develop principles for an ethics of empathic reception of visual testimonies of trauma, foster consciousness of racist discrimination and prepare the ground for potential individual and collective transformation 

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Yehudit Silverman

Yehudit Silverman, MA, R-DMT, RDT

Research description

Cross-cultural arts based approach to working with suicide and resiliency, interfaith arts dialogue, documentary films to affect change, the use of myth and fairy tale in therapy.

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Stephen Snow

Stephen Snow, Ph.D., RDT-BCT

Research description

The development of Ethnodramatherapy, a formidable synthesis of clinical practice (drama therapy), artistic process (theatre) and research (ethnodrama).

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Guylaine Vaillancourt

Guylaine Vaillancourt, PhD, MTA

Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI)

Research description

Examining music therapy work in the community (e.g., in mental health resources, youth centers etc.) in order to document best practices in the field. Also advancing knowledge in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, particularly in the medical field.

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Laurel Young

Laurel Young, PhD, MTA

Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI)

Research description

Understanding how music can help individuals and communities reach their full potential for living well.

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