Research Grants in the Arts Study Findings – Health

Chang, LinChiat, Helen Kivnick, Linda Davis, Betty Montgomery, & Judith-Kate Friedman. “Impact Assessment of Music Engagement Programs and Vital Involvement Model on Low-income Elders in Subsidized Housing Communities” (working paper, 2019).

Abdel-Rahman, Susan M., Nicole McClure Kurlbaum, & Stan Fernald. “Scientists, Students, and Crowds: A Collaboration to Improve Health Literacy”. World Journal of Social Science 5:1 (2018): 1-11. Free pre-print version.

Meeks, Suzanne, Russell J. Vandenbroucke, & S. Kelly Shryock. "Psychological Benefits of Attending the Theatre Associated with Positive Affect and Well-being for Subscribers over Age 60." Aging & Mental Health (2018): 1-8. Free pre-print version.

Vandenbroucke, Russell, & Suzanne Meeks. "How Theatre Encourages Well-being–and Can Engage a Wider Audience." New Theatre Quarterly 34, no. 4 (2018): 374-382. Free pre-print version.

Grunwald Associates LLC and Chorus America. “The Chorus Impact Study: Singing for a Lifetime” (2019). Also available at Chorus America.

Hinesley, Jennifer, Saba Masho, Anny Claude-Joseph, Rashel Charles, Sarah Cunningham, Kristen Olsen, Susan Kornstein, Manuel Bagorro, Ann Gregg, Sarah Johnson, Brandi Mathis, Tiffany Ortiz, Kate Pfaff, Aline Baday, Walter Vazquez, & Ellen Walk. “The Lullaby Project: A Musical Intervention for Pregnant Women” (2018).

Shreeniwas, Sudha, Lia Miller, and Jeff D. Labban. “’From Pain to Paint’: A Systematic Evaluation of ARTmail for Alzheimer’s, A Structured Participatory Visual Arts Program for Seniors with Cognitive Symptoms” (working paper 2018).

George, Daniel R., Clair de Boer, Joel Hammer, Margaret Hopkins, Tonya King, & Michael J. Green. “The Value of Integrating Visual Arts (VIVA): Evaluating the Benefits of Hospital Room Artwork on Inpatient Wellbeing” (working paper, 2017). Also available at JAMA.

Meeks, Suzanne, Sarah Kelly Shryock, & Russell J. Vandenbroucke. "Theatre Involvement and Well-Being, Age Differences, and Lessons from Long-Time Subscribers." The Gerontologist 58, no. 2 (2017): 278-289. Free pre-print version.

Rajan, Kumar, Rekha Rajan., Lydia Manning, & Denis Evans. “Aging Audiences: Association of Live Performance Attendance and Cognitive Decline in a Biracial Sample”. Journal of Aging and Health (in press, 2017). Free pre-print version.

Bashwiner, David M., Christopher J. Wertz, Ranee A Flores, & Rex E. Jung. "Musical Creativity “Revealed” in Brain Structure: Interplay between Motor, Default Mode, and Limbic Networks". Scientific Reports 6 (2016). Pre-print version.

Drake, Jennifer. “Expressive Drawing: Examining the Long-Term Psychological and Psychophysiological Benefits” (working paper, 2016).

Matto, Holly C., Catherine J. Tompkins, Emily S. Ihara, Megumi Inoue, & Ayla Byrd. “Music, Imagery, and Movement:  An Intervention to Improve Mood in Older Adults in Assisted Living: ‘Music is Like a Family Member Sitting Next to You’(working paper, 2016).

Zeisel, John, Michael J. Skrajner, & Gregg J. Gorzelle. “Evaluating the Effects of Meet Me at the Movies on Persons with Dementia” (working paper, 2016).

Kim, Ah-Jeong, & David Boyns. “Joining the Spectrum: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Theatre as an Intervention for Autism Diagnosed Teens” (working paper, 2015).

Matto, Holly C., Catherine J. Tompkins, Emily S. Ihara, Megumi Inoue, & Ayla Byrd. “Results From a Music, Imagery, and Movement Treatment Intervention in a Long-Term Care Facility.” Family in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 96 (2015): 277-283.

Radl, Donna, Joke Bradt, & Maureen Vita. “Effects of Art Therapy on Emotional Distress in Female Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial” (working paper, 2015).

Dileo, Cheryl, Yukiko Mitsudome, & Jin-Hyung Lee. "Effects of Music on Quality of Life across the Lifespan: A Meta-Analysis" (working paper, 2014).

Graham, Carol, Soumya Chattopadhyay, & Jai Roberto Lakhanpal. “Using New Metrics to Assess the Role of the Arts in Well-Being: Some Initial Results from the Economics of Happiness” (working paper, 2014).

Helzer, Jennifer J. "MapGIS – Measuring Art Participation with GIS" (2014).

Jeffri, Joan, Victoria M. Rizzo, & Patricia A. Miller. "ART CART: Saving the Legacy: A Feasibility Study for a National Model of Health Promotion and Wellness among Older Adults" (2014).

Tepper, Steven. "Artful Living... Examining the Relationship between Artistic Practice and Subjective Wellbeing across Three National Surveys" (2014).