Tina Mullen is the Director Emeritus of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in Gainesville, Florida where she led the team of multi-disciplinary artists who specialize in delivering the creative arts to patients, families and staff in a complex health environment. She is also former director of interior design for UF Health, a role that focuses on the integration of the arts and aesthetics in the clinical setting. For the past 30 years, Tina has been a leader in the growth of arts programming at UF Health, and influential in the arts in health discipline nationally through consultation, research and publications in program advancement, professionalization of the field and the impact of the arts and creativity on individual and community health.
Tina is an affiliated faculty member of the UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine and the Herbert Wertheim College of engineering where she teaches courses on health design and divergent thinking respectively. She has been a drawing instructor at the University of Florida, as well as Interim Director of the University Galleries. Tina is also a working artist who has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She has received numerous awards including the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs. She has been a visiting artist at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.
Tina Mullen has a BA from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and has an MFA from the University of Florida.