Patient on dialysis working with an Arts in Medicine volunteerA significant body of research articulating the value of the arts in health care has emerged over the past two decades. This research defines the field, including its methods and clinical outcomes, and provides a basis for recognition of the significant contributions the arts make to healthcare and to the medical environment.

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and the Center for the Arts in Medicine play important roles in research at UF Health Hospitals and UF, and partner with numerous units, clinicians, and institutions to facilitate clinical studies. Examples of recent and current studies include:

To learn more about research regarding the arts and health, see the following resources: