Graduate student Samuel Rodgers-Melnick studies music therapy’s impact on pain

Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, a Master of Public Health student, recently published “The effects of a single electronic music improvisation session on the pain of adults with sickle cell disease: a mixed methods pilot study” in Journal of Music Therapy.

The study investigated the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a single session of electronic music improvisation with a music therapist to diminish pain intensity and improve pain relief and mood in adults with sickle cell disease.

Read “The effects of a single electronic music improvisation session on the pain of adults with sickle cell disease: a mixed methods pilot study” on Oxford Academic.