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Graduate Research and Publications
The University of South Florida makes research a priority, placing in the top 25 research universities nationwide. USF supports their staff and students to discover the unknown through research. The Performing Arts Medicine Association Collaborative cultivates this need for research by supporting inter-professional research, as well as graduate research.

USF-PAMC has several research collaborative groups currently in place and active.  Collectively, they have presented numerous papers at conferences and published several articles in national and international journals, e.g., Medical Problems of Performing Artists, European Journal of Integrative Medicine. The conference research presentations is culminating into a separate book, Perspectives in Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer Publications, inc. to be published early in 2020.

Inter-Professional Research
Dancers’ Health and Wellbeing:  Dr. Merry Lynn Morris spearheads ongoing research with colleagues, Dr. Shrrice, and  Juanita Patterson-Price. 
Musicians’ Health and Wellbeing:  Dr. Sang-Hie Lee conducts research with colleagues, Drs, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, Dustin Hardwick, Matthew Lazinksi, Stephanie Carey, and Eun Sook Kim.

Graduate Research
Graduate students conduct performing arts medicine research as a part of their course work as well as independent research.
“Breathing Techniques in Collegiate Vocalists: The Effects of the Mind-Body Integrated Exercise Program on Singers’ Posture, Tension, Efficacy, and Respiratory Function.” Emily Lopez, MM, Graduate Certificate in Music Research, Sang-Hie Lee, PhD, EdD, MM, Ruth Bahr, PhD, Stephanie Carey, PhD, Brittany Mott, MS, Ashleigh Fults, BS, Matthew Lazinski, PT, DPT, OCS, and Eun Sook Kim, PhD. In progress: Perspectives of Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer 2020.

“Discrepancies in Pianists Experiences in Playing Acoustic and Digital Pianos.” Pablo Arencibia, MM.  In progress: Perspectives of Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer 2020.

Publications 
Book In progress: Perspectives of Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer Publishers, 2020.

“Mind-body integration program and kinematic analysis in college musicians’ instrumental performances.”  Sang-Hie Lee, PhD, Stephanie Carey, PhD, Matthew Lazinski, PT, DPT, OCS, & Eun Sook Kim, PhD.  European Jounral of Integrative Medicine 25 (2019) 34-40.

"A case report: Using multimodalities to examine a professional pianist with focal dystonia"
Sang-Hie Lee, Ph.D, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD. PhD, Dustin Hardwick, DPT. PhD, Tuan Vu, MD, Ryan Murtagh, MD. MBA.  In progress: Perspectives of Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer 2020.

“Analyzing the Use of the Fifth Position in Dance Training.” Merry Lynn Morris, Paula Nunez, Andee Scott, and Stephanie Carey. In progress: Perspectives of Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer 2020.

Scientific Showcase article


dance chair

USF Dance Professor, Dr. Merry Lynn Morris, was featured at The Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation for her invention of the Rolling Dance Chair. She is a featured inventor for their 2018-2019 issue.