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Music Therapy and Music-Based Interventions in Neurology

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT


Neurological conditions often encompass a wide range of physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges that require a comprehensive and multifaceted approach. By embracing a holistic perspective and drawing from the insights of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, music-based interventions can address the complex interplay of these dimensions in a patient’s life. In this webinar, we aim to underscore the significance of an integrated approach to music therapy and music-based interventions in the field of neurology. We will illuminate the pivotal role of embracing multiple perspectives when utilizing music in neurological care. Additionally, our discussions will delve into the important interconnections between research endeavors and practical applications of music therapy, as well as the concept of co-treatment as an essential facet of neurological care.


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Alexander Pantelyat, MD

Alexander Pantelyat, MD is a clinician-scientist and movement disorders neurologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research explores music-based rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases and biomarker development for parkinsonian disorders. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine (elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society). He completed neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship training in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a 2014-15 American Academy of Neurology Emerging Leader. He currently leads several NIH-funded projects, including a K23 Career Development Award (Multi-modal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) and a U01 award (Biomarker development and validation in PSP).


Kyurim Kang, Ph.D., LPMT, MT-BC, NMT


Kyurim Kang, Ph.D., LPMT, MT-BC, NMT (she/her) is a postdoctoral research fellow and a neurologic music therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Music and Health Science / Collaborative Program in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. Her research goal is to bridge the gap between scientific evidence-based music research and clinical practices. She has been also working as a music therapist in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea with various clinical populations.


Kerry Devlin, MMT, LPMT, MT-BC


Kerry Devlin, MMT, LPMT, MT-BC (she/her) is senior music therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine. She has worked as a music therapist for nearly a decade and is currently a Ph.D. researcher in the Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy at Aalborg University. Kerry is also adjunct faculty at Shenandoah University, where she teaches courses centered on disability and justice-oriented music therapy practices. As a disabled clinician, Kerry understands the unique experience of moving through the health care system as both a patient and a provider. She is passionate about disability justice and affirming the lived experience of therapy participants through co-constructed music experiences and research.