Joke Bradt, PhD
Associate Professor, Creative Arts Therapies Department
Dr. Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC is Associate Professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department at Drexel University and a board-certified music therapist. She received a Master’s in Music Pedagogy from the prestigious Lemmensinstituut in Belgium, and a Master’s in Music Therapy and a PhD in Health Studies from Temple University. Her research has focused on the use of music therapy interventions for chronic pain and chronic illnesses. She recently completed an NIH-funded study on the use of vocal music therapy for chronic pain management. She has presented her work extensively at national and international conferences, and has authored and co-authored many music therapy articles and book chapters. She is the lead author of six Cochrane Systematic Reviews on the use of music interventions with medical patients as well as one on dance/movement therapy for cancer patients. Dr. Bradt has expertise in conducting randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. She received the 2014 American Music Therapy Association Research and Publication Award.
Dr. Bradt is the co-Editor of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Music Therapy and Music and Medicine. She also serves as a peer reviewer for many medical journals. Dr. Bradt furthermore serves on the American Music Therapy Association’s Music Therapy Research 2025 Advisory Team. She was co-chair of the Mixed Methods International Research Association’s Regional Conference in Philadelphia in 2015.