Bridging Science and the Arts to Impact Lives

  • Exploring the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
  • Empowering individuals through innovative programs and tools
  • Engaging our community through shared stories of “art and healing”

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Welcome to Our Community!

The arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.  Join us, along with those in healthcare and the arts, as we find out how, why, and when this important transformation occurs in order help all who might benefit.  Together, we can make Art powerful Medicine.

Laugh to Death

One way of dealing with a terminal diagnosis? Laugh. In the spring of 2004, Martin Welsh, MD was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig ’s disease). “As my physical abilities gradually vanished, and having the personality I do, I felt a need to stay...

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Being UnLonely: Psychology Today

Connection to Self and Others: A Critical Aspect of Recovery Why authentic and healthy relationships are essential to overcoming addiction. By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH As published on PsychologyToday.com  This column will be a space for us to examine the...

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Writing as an antidote for loneliness

As posted on the Harvard Health Blog... Writing as an antidote to loneliness Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH Contributor   It may not seem possible to be able to write your way to better health. But as a doctor, a public health practitioner, and a poet myself, I...

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UnLonely on the Today Show

It's not every day the Today Show comes knocking, so you can imagine the thrill when reporter Kate Snow and producer Jared Crawford contacted us for their series on loneliness. They did a terrific job of laying out the why this has become one of today's major public...

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Loneliness Coverage in US News and World Reports

The UnLonely Project and founder Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH were featured in US News & World Reports.  Here's an excerpt from the article.  You can read the full story here.  Feeling sad, lonely and useless is more than just an emotional quagmire for...

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The Kennedy Center Arts Summit: UnLonely Discussion

Bill O'Brien and Jeremy Nobel have a conversation about how the arts can have a big impact on mitigating one of today's major health crises: Loneliness. Bill O'Brien, Senior Advisor for Innovation/Director of Creative Forces, National Endowment for the Arts Bill...

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Loneliness Coverage in the NY Times

  PERSONAL HEALTH To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say.   By Jane E. Brody June 25, 2018 A four-minute...

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