Camilo is an academic program specialist for the Center for Arts in Medicine and serves as the admissions coordinator for the Center's online graduate program. He earned his B.A.S. in Organizational Management at Santa Fe College and his M.A. in Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida. Camilo is also a community artist in residence at UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and serves as the co-director of the Theatre Connect applied theatre in health program. His creative interests include improvisational theatre and music.
His current research focuses on the cross-disciplinary collaboration of mental health and arts in health professionals in the realm of applied theatre. His time in the M.A. in Arts in Medicine was dedicated to developing an affirming and supportive theatre curriculum for Theatre Connect, an improv theatre program aimed at supporting LGBTQIA+ youth in north-central Florida. Through interprofessional partnerships, Camilo works to increase access, funding, and awareness of arts in health programming for the LGBTQ+ community. You can read his latest article on this program here.
Should you have any questions about the Center's education, training, or research programs; community programs; or wish to get in touch with any of the faculty or staff, he can help answer your inquiries or connect you with the right person. If you are interested in or applying to our online graduate program, you can request an appointment to learn more.