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Prasad Boradkar, associate professor, director of innovation space, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of design

What I do
For collaborative projects, I am interested in topics relating to design thinking, innovation strategy, new product development, and biologically inspired design. Some of my critical writing focuses on using theory to unpack the cultural meanings of things. 

Interests
I would like to find a collaborator with an interest in healthcare research, disability research, medical device design, and business process innovation. More broadly speaking, I can work with anyone whose research can interface with design in the creation of solutions that address people′s needs.

Hannah Creviston, assistant professor of practice, director of ASU school of music prep program, coordinator of class piano, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of music

What I do
The effects of music on children with autism. Specializations with piano, general music, early childhood (elementary). 

Interests
Interested in working with someone who has a medical and/or special education background.

Barbara Crowe, director of music therapy, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of music

What I do
Music Therapy, Music/sound healing, Complementary therapies, Innovation health approaches

Interests
Complementary Therapies, Innovation health approaches, Interface of cognitive neuroscience and music therapy/sound healing, Interface of scientific theories (Complexity Science) and music therapy

Greg Esser, desert initiative director, herberger institute for design and the arts-art museum

What I do
Interests include the role of arts and culture in urban revitalization, sustainability, health and innovation. He has background in public art and is currently investigating public art and health with mapping, biking and walking

Interests
Interested in specialization in assessing and measuring health outcomes, particularly with regard to the benefits of walking. Also interested in economic impact assessment, geography, mapping tools and technologies and spatial observation and evaluation.

Stephani Etheridge Woodson, associate professor, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of film, dance and theatre

What I do

I am interested in the intersection of wellness and arts participation. I have two current projects, one an arts residency and the other a research project. iCreate is a digital storytelling residency in its 5th year at Phoenix Children′s Hospital. I am one of three PIs on the CENAS research project

Interests
Community Cultural Development Specialist with a primary research interest in children and youth seeks research and creative partners with a passion for health and wellness, a commitment to long-term community partnerships, and focus on asset development rather than risk mitigation. Must have a sense of humor and enjoy coffee or mixed drinks.

Magnus Feil, assistant professor of industrial design, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of design

What I do
My research focuses on the critical examination, design, and development of product systems to facilitate more meaningful interactions between people and technology. More specifically, I'm interested in the notion of "tangible interactions", which extends beyond screen-based interaction that devices today heavily seem to rely on. With the ubiquity of screen-based devices today, we tend to think of interaction in very limited ways. The interactions between people and things will need to advance beyond the common models applied for input and output processes. We therefore need to re-envision the physical and digital nature of our technologies powerful opportunities for mediating future interactions between people and technology.

Interests
I am happy to collaborate on projects that would benefit from the design expertise of a product designer as it relates to specialized user groups.

Rebecca Fish Ewan, associate professor of landscape architecture, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of design

What I do
I am a landscape architecture faculty and writer whose work focuses on human-landscape bonds developed over time, particularly those that are damaged. My interests include walking, restorative/therapeutic environments, and place-based storytelling using poetry, lyric nonfiction, cartoons and landscape design. I take humor seriously

Interests
I would like to become more engaged in community service projects, particularly helping homeless LBGTQ youths to create print media of their art and design work, as a way for their voices to be heard. I would also be interested in working with others who focus on walking, therapeutic landscapes, or cartoons/comics as a narrative art form.

Cora Fox, associate professor, college of liberal arts and sciences-department of english

What I do
Cora Fox works on Renaissance literature, theories of intertextuality and cultural exchange, and the history of emotion. She is writing a book on well-being and happiness, tracing how these concepts are built in Renaissance culture and their political trajectories from the Renaissance to the present day

Interests
She is heading up the medical humanities initiative for the IHR and launching the Imagining Health Project, which seeks to build collaborations between faculty and staff at ASU and Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Potential collaborators working on positive affect, community health, the politics of health or well-being, or affective responses in the arts and humanities are especially welcome.

Joshua Gardner, faculty, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of music

What I do
Using direct measurement to investigate physiology, biomechanics, and/or kinematics during music performance, Testing pedagogical methods supported by quantitative and qualitative analysis, Providing opportunities for faculty to engage arts students in scientific inquiry, hopefully instilling a life-long interest in using empirical evidence as a tool for furthering their craft

Interests
Engineering (software, coding, measurement instrument design), Physiology (anatomy, biomechanics, injury rehabilitation and prevention), Physics (kinematics, biomechanics, acoustics), Math (modeling), Speech Pathology (vocal tract anatomy and physiology, speech) and willingness to collaborate on faculty and student research projects, interdisciplinary course design and grant applications.

Donald Herring, clinical associate professor, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of design

What I do
Collaborations in the past have been with Bio Engineering and Kinetic Muscles Inc. of Tempe developing stroke therapy devices, Robotics Engineering working on spring activated gait devices, and I've taught Human Factors classes that work on designing therapy products for Autism and Stroke projects within Clinics. My background is toy design, Human Factors and User Centered Design


Interests
I am happy to collaborate on projects that would benefit from the design expertise of a product designer as it relates to specialized user groups.

Gary Hill, professor and director of ensembles, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of music

What I do
I am a musician who conducts large ensembles. For many years, I've suspected that there are physiological reactions evoked via the act of making music in a group setting that are separate and unique from those resulting from private music practice or from simply listening to music. If this proves to be the case, it would suggest that group music making has implications for music education and general well-being that other modes of musical engagement do not

Interests
My interests concern examining physiological reactions to music making. At present, I am involved with an investigation focused on the analysis of three bio markers, pre- and post-music-making. In future, I would be interested in expanding that to include heart rate variability and other indicators of music making's impact on our systems. My ideal collaborator(s) would be a scientist or medical researcher with an interest in music's effects and the "bench" and analytical skills needed to test various hypotheses.

Todd Ingalls, associate research professor, herberger institute for design and the arts- school of arts, media and engineering

What I do
Real-time media feedback for rehabilitation and wellness

Interests
Focus on rehabilitation or general wellness. Intersesting in augmenting current practices with media.

Naomi Jackson, associate professor, herberger institute for design and the arts- school of film, dance and theatre

What I do
Working on a team that addresses caring, consoling, healing, or stimulating wellbeing, either in a preventive role, or during recovery from illness/trauma, and is interested in movement/dance/body work in that process

Interests
Am open to collaborating with people from across disciplines with shared interests in promoting well-being through an interdisciplinary perspective

Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics, herberger institute for design and the arts-art museum

What I do
My specialization is in curating contemporary and historical ceramics, but I am constantly on the lookout for artists who want to do collaborative or socially engaged projects at Arizona State. I′m interested in creating programming for the Ceramics Research Center that breaks out of the mold of routine museum exhibitions

Interests
I′m looking for trans-departmental collaborators that are interested in pairing themselves with artists for investigations into topics that would be interesting through an artistic lens. How can an artist more effectively communicate your topic? How can the museum help provide a platform?

Rob Kaplan, professor/music director-dance, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of film, dance and theatre

What I do
Creating structures to explore listening/improvisation as a way of life: looking at philosophies, spiritual traditions, creativity, and ethics that inform and shape a basic philosophy of life through practice, Using ″musical″ improvisation as a metaphor for practicing Living Musically –listening and being aware of relationships, Communication and aesthetic expression

Interests
Using our analytical, intellectual, and reasoning skill sets along with our intuitive and sensory abilities to explore new modes of communication, Open to mindfulness practices to help emerging adults navigate towards self-knowledge, Interested in diffusing arts-based inquiry and methods throughout campus to create a more robust learning environment at ASU.

James Levine, professor, college of health solutions

What I do
Fiction and non-fiction writer: 3 novels, 2 books, 34 countries, 17 languages, stage play. Film production: 5 documentaries in BBC and Indian national television network. Licensed physician, worked for United Nations and governmental agencies along with 70 projects in underserved communities

Interests
Fiction for social activism, the boundary between science and art, fiction in the medical spaces, and projects in underserved communities.

Heather Lineberry, senior curator/associate director, herberger institute for design and the arts-art museum

What I do
WALK-Upcoming project Initiated by Angela Ellsworth, School of Art and her project, Museum of Walking. A metro-wide project called WALK (working title) to be launched in Spring 2017. WALK is a socially engaged project taking place in the Phoenix metro area, a region considered to be one of the least walkable places in the United States. WALK connects walking bodies in cities, towns, and tribal communities that make up the metro area. The project will recognize walking as an art form in art history and the broader social, cultural, and health ramifications of walking
Interests
HEAT- Upcoming Project -Collaboration with Manjana Milkoreit, Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions, Global Institute of Sustainability; Dehlia Hannah, Research Curator, Synthesis Center, Arts Media Engineering; Cynthia Selin, School of Sustainability & the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. We call upon artists to imagine and intervene in climatic futures in which seasonal patterns are disrupting by rising temperatures and increasingly chaotic weather. The project will include an exploratory workshop to be held in the heat of the Arizona desert and a residency to develop a project conceived during the workshop for the 2018 exhibition.

Roger Mantie, assistant professor, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of music

What I do
Music and community, music and recreation, music and well-being (quality of life). The creation of a center for music and the community. Although music is my specialty, I am interested in the broader umbrella of the arts

Interests
Music and health, program evaluation, community engagement, government-university partnerships, others interested in the arts and well-being.

Kathryn Maxwell, interim director, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of art

What I do
Current research interest is in the relation (points of intersection or seeming intersection) of science, spirituality, and art (visual art specifically). Projects related to the developments and research of medicine, possibly genetics or pharmaceuticals, that provides not only improved physical well-being but a reinterpretation or deeper understanding of humanness.
Specialization in artworks on paper and printmaking with an emphasis on the application of concepts of printmaking (multiple images, layers, and adaptability of image/line from the autographic to photographic) into non-traditional formats
Interests
An interest in health innovations that expand on our understanding of what it is to be human in a broad sense.

Jason Robert, center director and associate professor, lincoln center applied ethics

What I do
Applied ethics, bioethics, engineering ethics, ethics across the curriculum, ethics and the arts

Interests
As Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and Associate Vice Provost for Ethics at ASU, I am especially interested in making ethics accessible to broad audiences via the arts, and in exploring the ethics of artistry.

Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga, program manager, school of transborder studies

What I do
I am a medical anthropologist with a research focus on health disparities, and the lived experience of illness among vulnerable populations as revealed through narratives. I am interested in using narrative and experience as a basis for developing innovative culturally tailored behavioral interventions. 

Interests
I would like to collaborate with a researcher who is open to non-traditional approaches, and who brings expertise in implementation design, measurement and evaluation. I am also interested in a collaborator with a specialization in obesity and other food-related chronic diseases that affect ethnic/racial populations.

Kay Norton, associate professor, herberger institute for design and the arts-school of music 

What I do
Kay Norton is a musicologist who specializes in American music. Her monograph, Singing and Wellbeing (forthcoming July 2015, Routledge) places the inflected voice at the center of human existence and supports that thesis with anthropological, evolutionary, historical, musicological, philosophical, psychological, and emerging neurological evidence. Other interests: wellness benefits associated with instrumental music, peer reviewed online musical resources for caregivers. 

Interests
Expand my graduate ″Music and Healing″ course to include interdisciplinary collaboration and an interdisciplinary enrolment (exchange lectures with healthcare faculty members design and launch an online, customizable song repertory for caregivers of dementia patients who have no access to board-certified music therapists. Caregivers enter demographic information about the patient in a ″decision tree″ model to arrive at a set of songs potentially familiar to the patient from earlier life.

Robin Rio, associate professor, herberger institute for design and the arts - school of music

What I do

Community therapy and wellness programs that the ASU music therapy department sponsors; hospital based music therapy at Maricopa, Banner, VA Home; preschool music for children at The Crisis Nursery; Music and Memories group for people with Alzheimer's and their loved ones with the city of Tempe, Pyle Adult Recreation Center and Banner Alzheimer's Institute; Veteran wellness programs for ASU students and Guitars for Vets community. 

Interests
It would be wonderful to find collaborators in any of the programs already ongoing through the MT Program to support and expand – replicate what is already being done. I am also interested in collaborating with others who are integrating arts and wellness, and introducing Drum Circle Facilitator Frank Thompson.

Pavan Turaga, assistant professor, herberger institute for design and the arts- school of arts, media and engineering

What I do
Signal processing, computer vision and machine learning expertise. Current projects in the area of movement analysis from video and other wearable sensors with applications in mobility interventions and rehabilitation. Interested in computational methods for movement quality assessment and feedback in portable (home-based) systems for prevention, rehabilitation, and re-training of movement. 

Interests
Clinical collaborators interested in portable technological interventions for mobility disorder prevention, management, and treatment. Open to all areas of mobility interventions including (but not limited to) stroke rehab, Parkinson′s, as well as in the emerging area of ″prevention″ via increasing awareness of movement quality in daily living using simple sensors.

Pegge Vissicaro, clinical professor, herberger institute for design and the art-school of film, dance and theatre

What I do


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Angelica Afanador Pujol, assistant professor, herberger institute for design and the arts-school art

What I do
Pre-Columbian and Early Colonial Art of the Americas. Indigenous self-representation, indigenous knowledge, race and ethnic relations, the body and justice systems in México. I would like to explore the role of food and medicinal plants in the process of colonization as represented by indigenous artists. 

Interests
I would love to find somebody with a breath of knowledge about plants and plant uses (medicinal, industrial, etc.). While many plants in the Americas revolutionized modern medicine, little is understood or known about the role of indigenous artists in the dissemination of such knowledge.

Deborah Williams, associate director, obesity initiative

What I do
I am particularly interested in the complex interactions between sociality, place and identity in community health. My focus has most recently turned to the social determinants of health and obesity, particularly vulnerable communities. I am open to projects that incorporate novel ways of looking at the human condition, particularly in performance as embodiment. 

Interests
I am wide open to almost any collaboration.