What participants have said about the program:
Artists are workers, and studios are workplaces -- what better location to internalize this than a cultural center like Havana?
S. Lacey, PhD, Director, Env Health Sciences, Ind. Univ.
I loved this trip. The UIC team arranged for us to see interesting venues and provided expert behind the scenes insight to the beauty and challenges of creating and performing. David's appreciation for the arts and his experience as a physician working with artists made the trip second to none.
Leslie Nickels, PhD, NIOSH
The trip with Health and The Arts to Cuba in 2011 was the highlight of my year. It provided a window into a very different and fascinating health care system. We also had the opportunity to meet artists and occupational health care providers as well as enjoy the rich cultural and historical experiences of Havana! Also, what a joy to be in Cuba in February!
Robert Cohen, MD Chair, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Going to Cuba and working with health professionals and artists was a wonderful experience; not only was I able to work with studio artists on chemical exposures and ventilation solutions, I was able to expand my skills by working with performing artists with the Cuban National Symphony on ergonomic issues facing musicians.
C. Barrett, CIH