Director Art-Brain Innovations Distinguished Scholar in Residence for The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History (EODIAH)
Bonnie's innovative initiatives in the field of medicine and the arts at UTD have been featured in The New York Times and Dallas Morning News. Her work deals with the close observation of works of art to enhance diagnostic skills needed for medical practice. In 2016, she organized a national convening of Art Museums and Medical Schools at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC and launched a website with resources for the art and medical fields. She teaches a course, “The Art of Examination,” for UT Southwestern Medical School students. Bonnie’s new work with the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth expands her research and teaching of the art of observation, meditation and compassion as it relates to looking at works of art. The program pairs neuroscience with her daily practice to “Do Something New” that invites the exploration and celebration of making an ordinary day extraordinary while dealing with chronic illness.