Sixth Conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine

A meeting of the minds at the intersection of music and medicine

May 28–30, 2020
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

The Berklee Music and Health Institute is proud to host IAMM 2020. Join experts from around the world to convene and collaborate on the latest research, clinical cases, theories, and mechanisms underlying music and medicine. Plan now to participate in this unique international conference, held for the first time in the U.S.


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Conference Organizing Committee


  • Suzanne B. Hanser, Ed.D., MT-BC, Chair Emerita and Professor, Music Therapy Department, Berklee College of Music

Committee Members

  • Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department, Berklee College of Music; Acting Director, Music and Health Institute, Berklee College of Music
  • Douglas Brandoff, M.D., Physician Leader, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI); Schwartz Center Rounds, Senior Physician, DFCI; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending, Palliative Care Clinic
  • Marcela Castillo-Rama, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music
  • Mark Fuller, MT-BC, N.M.T., Music Therapist, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Ron Hirschberg, M.D., Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School; Director, Consultation Physiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brian Jantz, MT-BC, L.P.M.T., President-Elect, New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association; Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Department, Berklee College of Music; Music Therapist, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Psyche Loui, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Creativity and Creative Practice, Northeastern University
  • Tanya Maggi, Dean of Community Engagement and Professional Studies, New England Conservatory
  • Marisol S. Norris, PhD, MT-BC, Assistant Professor, Division of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University
  • Phillip L. Pearl, M.D., President-Elect, Child Neurology Society; Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, William G. Lennox Chair, Boston Children's Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Kim Perlak, D.M.A., Chair, Guitar Department, Berklee College of Music
  • David Silbersweig, M.D., Chairman, Department of Psychiatry; Codirector, Neuroscience Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School Academic Dean; Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Rebecca Strauss, Violist, Music Director, and Educator, Music for Healing and Social Justice; Riverview Chamber Players
  • Moisès Fernandez Via, Director, ARTS | LAB @ Med Campus, College of Fine Arts, Boston University; Boston Medical Center
  • Lisa M. Wong, M.D., Assistant Codirector, Arts and Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School; Past President, Longwood Symphony Orchestra
  • Jennifer Zuk, Ph.D., C.F.-S.L.P., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Clinical Fellow in Speech-Language Pathology, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

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