MEMBER RESOURCES: RESEARCH FORUMS
In response to our members’ request, NOAH holds a quarterly Research Forum for you to connect with other arts in health researchers, to develop research skills, and to gain access to research tools and findings. 2023 Research Forums take place quarterly on 2nd Thursdays at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET: March 9, June 8, September 14 and December 14. Register on our calendar!
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What makes a good research question? What tools and instruments should I use?
Independent Scientist Gregory Youdan, MA, MS, will guide us to develop a critical lens to research methodology as we explore these questions.
This forum features Dr. Patricia Moore Shaffer, deputy director of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Shaffer will present on “The Arts, Health, and Well-Being: NEA Research Resources.” She will discuss NEA programs, partnerships, and priorities at this intersection for thirty minutes, after which attendees can actively engage with her and each other.
This forum features Dr. Kelly Feltault and Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, consultants with Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, who will present Translating Research into Practice Using a Ways of Knowing Framework. They will share the process of translating artistic and experiential knowledge into language and data that resonate for stakeholders, as well as the results of capacity-building efforts in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for thirty minutes, after which attendees can actively engage with them and each other.
This forum features Dr. Shreeniwas and team members who will present work-in-progress on their study of how Social Prescribing for the Arts programs influences access to older adults’ access to arts participation, and mechanisms by which these programs are financed, and delivered. Their qualitative study begins by interviewing people with SPA experience in countries where such programs already exist, e.g. Canada, UK, and Scandinavian countries. In the next phase, they will interview their counterparts in the US. Their broader goal is to identify ways in which SPA programs can be enfolded into the US healthcare system for older adults.
This forum features Dr. Stacey Springs, Sr. Director for Research Compliance, Harvard University and Research Associate, Brown University School of Public Health. Stacey will share perspectives on research in arts in health, including on the developing notion of “other ways of knowing”, for thirty minutes, after which attendees can actively engage with her and each other.
This forum features the NeuroArts Blueprint, an initiative of the Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab) Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program. Susan Magsamen, MAS, executive director of the Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics, and Ruth J. Katz, JD, MPH, executive director of the Health, Medicine and Society Program, serve as co-directors.
Susan Magsamen will share the work of NeuroArts Blueprint for thirty minutes, after which attendees can actively engage with her and each other.
This forum features the director of The Sound Health Network (SHN), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Renée Fleming. Dr. Julene Johnson shares the research components of SNH for thirty minutes, after which attendees actively engaged with her and each other.
This first forum features the team of EpiArts, the research lab partnership between the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine and University College London, whose objective is to study long-term health benefits of engaging with the arts. Co-Principal Investigator Jill Sonke shares the research design and methodology of this project for thirty minutes, after which attendees actively engaged with her and each other.