Morgan Yacoe is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator. She is a Research Coordinator for the Center for Arts in Medicine. She is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor within the School of Art and Art History and Resident Artist and Curator at the 4Most Gallery. Her goal as an artist is to work creatively with people and materials to facilitate greater opportunity, awareness, and integrated learning through traversing seemly disparate disciplines.
Yacoe holds an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Florida, and a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked on ground-breaking projects like the separation of conjoined twins at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, creating a first-of-its-kind medical sculpture to help with presurgical planning. She has also invented numerous educational tools and workshops that utilize art integration to help advance medical training and give practitioners a more empathic and holistic understanding of their patients and practice. She has produced innovative undergraduate art studio courses, Art, Body, Health, as well as graduate medical education workshops, The Art of Observation. She has presented her work at a TEDx Talk, art conferences, and medical conferences across the country. She has also published work in peer reviewed medical journals. Her work was recently highlighted in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree.