Edward Roth

Edward Roth currently serves as Professor of Music Therapy, Coordinator of Clinical Experiences, and Co-Founder and Director of the Laboratory for Brain Research and Interdisciplinary Neurosciences (BRAIN). He specializes in the application of music in the treatment of neurologic disorders in pediatric and adult populations and prior to his faculty position, he was a clinical music therapist at Blythedale Children's Hospital outside of New York City. His research has been widely published in international journals of rehabilitation medicine, music therapy, counseling, and perceptual and motor skills. He is a frequent national and international presenter most recently at George Washington University Medical Center, the Universitat Pampeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), 1st International Congress on Clinical Neuromusicology (Salzburg, Austria), and served as chair of the Music, Mind, and Medicine conference (Kalamazoo, MI). He has functioned as the project director and/or principal investigator on several grants, and among other honors, his 'Promise Project' with at-risk children and adolescents was recently recognized by the Communities in Schools organization with a CHAMPS award. His current research is directed toward understanding the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and clinical application of music improvisation toward the emotional rehabilitation of children who have experienced trauma.