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Joke Bradt


Professor; Director, PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies

Creative Arts Therapies Department

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Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC is professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department and director of the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies. 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 co-Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.

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Music therapy

Research Interests:

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

Professional Society:

Bradt has served on several regional and national professional committees in her field and has served on the Exam Committee of the Certification Board for Music Therapists. She is the co-editor of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy and serves on the editorial boards of several music therapy journals. She serves on the co-Direction Team for implementation of the MTR2025 Strategic Plan of the American Music Therapy Association.