Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
Place of work / study:
Global Brain Health Institute, University of California, San Francisco
Area of Research:
Music and Brain Health, Neurologic Music Therapy.
How is your work funded?
Tell us a little about yourself:
Michelle is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health and Performing Artist committed to improving the lives of people with dementia and their care partners through innovation across arts programs, grants, communications, and policy. She is a creative and empathetic problem solver motivated to achieve public health solutions and health equity through relationship building, advocacy, education, stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnerships.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I can dance the Argentine Tango.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
My dad and his words of wisdom: “Let your truth guide your path, and let the example of your life be its witness. For you shall grow mighty as an oak, and your strength shall be boundless. Where there is pain, you will bring healing; Where there is confusion, you will bring order; Where there is weakness, you shall bring strength; and where there is death, you shall bring life.” – Michael Eisenstein March 10, 1944 – April 23, 2021
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Find coaches, mentors, and sponsors, and be sure to give back and/or pay it forward.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
improv wisdom, yes I would recommend it!