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Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMTFaculty MemberUF's Center for Arts in Medicine in the College of the Arts
Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMT serves on faculty with UF's Center for Arts in Medicine in the College of the Arts and is affiliated with the School of Theatre and Dance, the STEM Translational Communications Center, and the Academy of Research Excellence in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She is an active member of the American Dance Therapy Association and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Dance Therapy. In addition to teaching, she directs Arts for Health, Peace and Community Engagement in Northern Ireland. Her practice and research include dance/movement therapy with children and adults with acute and chronic health issues and with veterans and their families at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. She also facilitates theatre for health education among middle and high school students. Jill Sonke is director of the Center for the Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida (UF) and Assistant Director of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. She serves on the faculty of the UF Center for Arts in Medicine, and is an affiliated faculty member in the School of Theatre & Dance, Center for African Studies, and Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. With 23 years of experience and leadership in arts in health, Jill is active in research, teaching, and outreach. Her current research focuses on the arts and health messaging, the arts and community health, and the effects of music in emergency and trauma medicine.