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Tamara Underiner, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate College, Arizona State University

Tamara Underiner, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Graduate College at Arizona State University, and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre. She convenes ASU’s Creative Health Collaborations team, advancing research and curricula at the intersections of arts, design, humanities, and health; and is a founding member of CENAS (Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Science), a transdisciplinary working group of scholars and artists who develop, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to community and individual wellness, with arts practices at its center. She is the author of "Mayan Theatre in Mexico: Death-¬Defying Acts" (U Texas P 2004) and co¬editor, with Stephani Etheridge Woodson, of "Theatre, Performance, and Change" (Palgrave Macmillan 2018). Her current research is in the area of the arts and cultural well¬being.