Tasha Golden, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Golden leads multiple research initiatives for the International Arts + Mind Lab. As a public health researcher and innovator, Dr. Golden’s work centers the impacts of arts, culture, and aesthetics on health, health research, communications, and clinical practice. She has authored or coauthored several publications related to arts and health, and is an advisor and lead author for the national “Creating Healthy Communities” Initiative (University of Florida, ArtPlace America). Dr. Golden presents and consults internationally at the intersections of arts and health—most recently for Grantmakers in Health, the Trust for Public Land, and POLITICO’s 2019 European Health Care Summit.

Dr. Golden’s visionary work is bolstered by her career as an artist and entrepreneur. As singer-songwriter for the critically acclaimed band Ellery, she toured full-time in the U.S. and abroad, and her songs have been in feature films and TV dramas. She is also a published poet, and has taught university courses in public health as well as in writing, rhetoric, and literature. Holding a PhD in Public Health Sciences, Dr. Golden draws on her transdisciplinary background to develop robust, innovative partnerships and practices that accelerate health and health equity.

Dr. Golden is also the founder of Project Uncaged: a trauma-informed, arts-based health intervention designed for incarcerated teen women, who are among her greatest teachers.