Dr. Dawn Iwamasa is an educator, music therapist, and child life specialist with 20+ years of clinical experience. She spent most of her career working in the pediatric medical setting. Additionally, she has experience working in behavioral health settings and owned a private practice working with a variety of individuals. Iwamasa has taught undergraduate and graduate students in a wide array of courses in music therapy, child life, and human development and family studies. Previous appointments include Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Therapy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Visiting Instructor in Music Therapy at the Arizona State University.
Iwamasa’s research interests include the intersections of music therapy and higher education, healthcare policy, public policy, and the opioid crisis; data mining of electronic medical records; pain management; and experimental research in medical music therapy.
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