Judy is a registered nurse with a BFA in the visual arts, an MS in child development and family studies, a PhD in health and community studies, and a Certificate in Evaluation Practice. Judy is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; and is an adjunct lecturer in research and evaluation at the Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Judy has developed programming for adults, children, families, and healthcare staff in hospitals, hospice care, and the community. She is a founding partner of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military and serves on the international Advisory Board of experts for the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field and as an Ambassador for the National Organization for Arts in Health.
Author of over one hundred publications, Judy is editor for Pediatric Nursing and North America regional editor for the Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. A two-time winner of the American Journal of Nursing book of the year award, she also is the recipient of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care Research Award, Johnson & Johnson/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership to Promote Arts and Healing Award, National Science Foundation Scholarship, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Travel Award, the Society for the Arts in Healthcare Distinguished Fellow Award, and Georgetown University’s Mary M. Hoobler Distinguished Service Award.
Judy is a Scholar at The Institute for Integrative Health, Baltimore, MD, where she is conducting international research on artwork in hospitals. She consults, writes, and researches on healthcare issues nationally and internationally, with a special interest in arts-informed research.