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I am committed to making the arts and humanities an important and productive element of medical education. I joined the faculty of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine in September 2010. My research and teaching interests are in the medical humanities (aka healthcare humanities): the many ways in which the arts and humanities intersect with the medical arts and sciences.  My scholarly projects often combine performance, disability theory, cultures of medicine, oral history and ethnography. I also have more than ten years of experience as a public historian, specializing in histories of science and medicine. I have taught a wide range of courses in both medical schools and on arts and sciences faculties, including graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in performance studies, theater, communication studies, and academic writing. I am an active performer, writer, and director on creative projects related to my academic research.  I am always open to ideas for creative collaboration.