Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Columbia University
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Poets Holly J. Hughes and Jeanne Bryner
Jon Hallberg, MD, University of Minnesota, and Hippocrates Café
Alexa Miller, Arts Practica
S. Hollis Mickey, Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Alexa Miller is founder of Arts Practica, a medical education consultancy helping healthcare providers practice art-viewing to be more mindful observers. A co-creator of Harvard Medical School’s Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis, Miller is an educator, consultant, and nationally recognized expert in aligning medical training with visual art. Formerly curator of education at the Davis Museum, she has applied the Visual Thinking Strategies methodology in healthcare, higher education, and art museum settings for over a decade. A frequent presenter to medical and general audiences, Miller has written and contributed to research in peer-reviewed publications, and has taught undergraduate courses in Education at both Brandeis University and at Wellesley College. She received her BA from Swarthmore College, her MA in studio painting from the Wimbledon School of Art, and has completed extensive training in Visual Thinking Strategies methods.
S. Hollis Mickey is an artist and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. As Associate Educator of Academic and Public Programs at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum she manages and teaches adult courses, coordinates artist fellowships and professional development, edits the Museum’s journal Manual, and supports academic partnerships and use of the Museum. Through a partnership between Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the RISD Museum, she designs and teaches programs for future and current physicians such as a Brown University seminar course for premedical students, ‘The Creative Dimension of Clinical Decision Making,’ co-taught with Jay Baruch, MD, and a continuing series of accredited Continuing Medical Education workshops which she co-facilitates with Jane Hesser, MFA, MSW, LICSW. As a practicing artist, Hollis works in an interdisciplinary fashion across textiles, text, sculpture, installation and performance. She has shown and performed throughout the Northeast, and has published two chapbooks of her poetry. She was awarded the 2015 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in New Genres, and recently completed an artist residency in textiles at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She received her BA and MA from Brown University. Hollis also practices and teaches yoga and enjoys hiking, especially when climbing high mountains.