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Jennifer Townsend

Program Manager of Music Therapy, Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center

Jennifer Townsend is the Program Manager of Music Therapy at the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Her education background includes a music therapy degree at the bachelorís level from Sam Houston State University and a Masterís from Temple University. After living in the Northeast for seven years practicing music therapy in long-term care pediatrics Jennifer moved home to Texas and started work in the acute care setting. Her passion for the field of arts in medicine has lead Jennifer to spend time participating in research and advocating for the benefits of art intersecting medicine. You can find her presenting at conferences and legislative meetings throughout the year. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys the cultural fun of museums and concerts and exploring nature with her husband Travis, their daughter Aria, son Lyon and dog Skinner.