Arts in Public Health: Pedagogy, Practice, Research and Policy

Nov 12, 2020 3:00 P.M. EST


Ty Furman, Managing Director, Arts Initiative, Boston University

Jennifer Beard, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health



Sandro Galea, Dean, School of Public Health, Boston University

Jill Sonke, Director, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida

Kendra Jones, Director for Health Equity, Arts & Culture, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

Josh Miller, Co-founder/CEO, IDEAS xLab


Thought and program innovators from across the country gathered  in a mini-symposium to explore the burgeoning field of arts in public health. The discussion explored how the arts and culture can be leveraged in public health to improve lives in the COVID era and beyond. This interactive event, hosted via Remo, explored the intersections of the arts and public health, presented programs at the cutting edge, and gave attendees a chance to connect with pedagogy, practice, research, and policy educators from across the country. An interactive session with all participants was facilitated by Rabbi Nancy Epstein from Drexel University. 

This event was designed to launch a community of practice, hosted by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), that will drive collaboration and action at the intersections of the arts and public health to advance health and health equity in the U.S.

This event was hosted by Boston University’s Arts Initiative and planned in cooperation with Boston University’s School of Public Health, the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine, and Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, along with a2ru..  

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