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Joke Bradt



Creative Arts Therapies Department

267.359.5508 P
267.359.5579 F
Three Parkway, Room 387

Joke Bradt, PhD, is professor and program director of the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies program and a board-certified music therapist. Her federally funded research has focused on the use of music therapy for chronic pain and symptom management. She has been the principal investigator of three NIH-funded studies on music therapy for chronic pain management. She has also conducted several studies on music therapy with military service members funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Details about her funded research can be found on her lab’s page.

She has presented her clinical work and research findings extensively at national and international conferences and has authored and co-authored a large number of music therapy articles, book chapters and Cochrane Systematic Reviews. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.


Music therapy

Research Interests:

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, efficacy research and mechanistic studies of music therapy interventions with medical patients, mixed methods research.

Academic Distinctions:

2014 Drexel University STAR Teachers Award

2014 American Music Therapy Association Research and Publication Award

2017 Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Teaching Excellence Award

Professional Society:

American Music Therapy Association
Mixed Methods International Research Association
Full research member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia