To bring about a healthier world through collaborations integrating arts, design and humanities approaches in health for research, education, practice and policy.
We focus particularly on:
Caregiving with vulnerable populations
Health education and promotion
Health inequities and structural vulnerabilities
If you are interested in exploring more with us, please contact Tamara.Underiner@asu.edu
ASU’s Herberger Institute receives $150,000 to develop NEA Research Lab
Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is among five recipients selected from across the country to receive an award to conduct a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab. The $150,000 award supports the Creative Health Collaborations Caregiving Research Lab, which will examine the role of three art forms in three caregiving situations: how theater might support families of children with special needs; how a smartphone app designed for easy journaling can assist families of cancer patients; and how music aids families of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder...
Arts and culture harmonize with health
By infusing health care with the arts and humanities, ASU researchers and community partners are making a positive impact on people’s health and well-being...
Museum of Walking wishes you would take a hike
Art can be about many things, including finding the beautiful in the mundane. It can also be as simple as just putting one foot in front of the other...
Smart technologies for "assistive homes"
Imagine living in a house that knows you and can anticipate your activities when you’re home. Imagine how this technology can help in the development of “assistive homes” for the elderly, and workspaces featuring built-in, ergonomic components that can improve workers’ health...
Poetry: A companion to grief
ASU students facilitate therapeutic poetry workshops for community, health care providers Long before Walt Whitman cared for the wounded in hospitals during the Civil War, the celebrated American poet was already singing “the body electric.”...
Healing the healers
Sometimes, when you’re stretched to the limit and you think you can’t go on, all it takes to bring you back to a state of equilibrium is a calming voice — and a little poetry...