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Dr. Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. Her research examines physiological and psychological outcomes of creative visual self-expression. Girija currently leads three federally funded studies examining arts-based approaches to health among cancer caregivers, active duty military service members and veterans. She has led longitudinal evaluation research studies examining arts-based approaches to leadership development and teacher incentives and won national awards for her research. Girija is the Chair of the Research Committee for the American Art Therapy Association, Assessment Fellow for Drexel University, and, is a practicing visual artist. Her art explores the intersection of identity and representation of emotion. More details on her work are available at www.girijakaimal.com, http://girijakaimal.blogspot.com