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Julia Langley

Faculty Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program

Julia Langley, Faculty Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program is a pioneer in the field of arts in medicine. As the first art historian to serve on faculty of a major university medical school, Julia leads a program promoting a holistic approach to healthcare for patients, caregivers, medical staff and visitors through the use of music, expressive writing, dance and visual arts. She manages fifteen professional artists-in-residence and two Georgetown University undergraduate student groups who work throughout MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to promote healing, resilience and wellness. Julia regularly lectures on the importance of the arts in healthcare and in medical education. As a contributor to the growing field of visual literacy, Julia advocates for using visual art to improve skills of observation, physician-patient and interprofessional communication, bias and resilience to national and international audiences.