Within caregiving contexts, we study how involving families and their loved ones in participatory arts can bring about better outcomes in health and wellbeing for themselves and their relationships.

The project team for the NEA Caregiving Research Lab is directed by CHC Project Directors Tamara Underiner and David Coon.  Stephani Etheridge Woodson and Elizabeth Reifsneider serve as chief Investigators for the study with Childsplay.  Shelby Langer heads up the second project with Cancer Support Community Arizona, and David Coon will head up our third project using music interventions with veterans in collaboration with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.



Meet the Team

Our team comprises health scientists, arts researchers and practitioners, in partnership with community arts organizations and health agencies.


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