Conversation: Jill Sonke, Maryrose Flanigan, and Nicholas Allen

"Art, the Pandemic, and Public Health," a conversation between Jill Sonke, director of the Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida; Maryrose Flanigan, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru); and Nicholas Allen, Professor in Humanities and director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA.

Advance registration for the event, which will be conducted via Zoom webinar, is required and available here.

Sonke is currently serving as Senior Advisor to the CDC Vaccine Confidence and Demand Team on the COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Task Force. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the University of Florida School of Theatre & Dance, the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, the Center for African Studies, the STEM Translational Communication Center, and the One Health Center. Sonke serves on the editorial board for Arts & Health journal and as a consulting editor for Health Promotion Practice journal. She is also director of the EpiArts Lab, a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab at UF, and the national initiative Creating Health Communities: Arts + Public Health in America.

This event is part of the university's Spotlight on the Arts festival. More information on the 2021 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at as well as on the Arts Council Facebook page (, Twitter feed (@UGA_arts) or Instagram (

Tuesday, November 30 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event