Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMT, serves as Assistant Director, Senior Lecturer and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine in the College of the Arts. She is affiliated faculty with the School of Theatre and Dance and the STEM Translational Communication Center and has served on the Research Committee and the Curriculum Committee in the College of the Arts. Jenny is an active member of the American Dance Therapy Association and served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Dance Therapy as Book and Film Review Editor from 2013-2016.
Jenny serves as the Graduate Curriculum Coordinator and as an instructor in the graduate coursework in Arts in Medicine with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine's Master's degree program. She directs and teaches an annual study abroad course entitled Arts for Health, Peace and Community Engagement in Northern Ireland which has been offered since 2012. Jenny taught "What is the Good Life?" from 2012-2018 and in Innovation Academy's Creativity coursework in 2016-17.
Jenny's research has included a focus on telehealth-based dance/movement therapy with veterans and their families at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. She has also practiced dance/movement therapy with UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine working with children and adults with acute and chronic health issues. As community practice, Jenny facilitated theatre and dance for health education and promotion among middle school and high school students in schools, juvenile justice and other community outreach settings from 2012-18.
Jenny's current research focus includes systematic review of the literature on arts practices in palliative and end of life care. She is dedicated to exploring the capacity of the performing and literary arts, and more broadly the creative process, to impact the health and well-being of people of all ages and abilities both to enhance quality of life and to enhance care at the end of life.
Since 2002, Jenny has been actively cultivating professional experience in multidisciplinary, socially-engaged arts practice including program implementation and administration delivering the arts in clinical and community settings to enhance health and well-being.