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Anna Palumbo

Anna Palumbo

PhD Student

Anna Palumbo is a PhD candidate in the Rehabilitation Science Program at NYU, where she works with Dr. Pablo Ripollés in the Music and Auditory Research Laboratory (MARL) and Dr. Gerald Voelbel in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She also collaborates on research initiatives with Dr. Alan Turry at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Anna received her master’s degree in music therapy from NYU. As a music therapist, she worked with adults with neurodegenerative disease, acquired brain injury and mental illness, as well as autistic people and other neurodiverse populations.

Anna studies the interaction between physical, emotional and social wellbeing, and how music enhances physiological and neurological function to promote wellness.

Selected Publications