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Anna Palumbo

Anna Palumbo

PhD Student

Anna 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), Dr. Gerald Voelbel in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Dr. Alan Turry at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy. Her research focuses on optimizing enriched environments for stroke rehabilitation using music, with a focus on assessing the impact of interactivity and synchrony within music-based interventions on reward, motor function, autonomic response and neural activity.

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.

Selected Publications