Dr. Jill Sonke is the director of the Center for the Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida 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, the Center for African Studies, the STEM Translational Communication Center, the One Health Center, and the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. She is also an Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow in the UF Warrington College of Business, and serves on the editorial board for Arts & Health journal and the board of Citizens for Florida Arts. She is also director of the national initiative, Creating Health Communities: Arts + Public Health in America, in partnership with ArtPlace America.
Dr. Sonke’s current research focuses on the arts and health communication, the arts in public health, and the effects of music on cost and quality of care in emergency medicine. She has mentored over 10 University Scholars who have designed and undertaken their own research projects. Some of these projects include:
Thank you for your tireless contributions to undergraduate research!