ArtStream Team Bio
Judy Rollins, Ph.D, RN
Judy Rollins, PhD, RN, researcher and consultant with Rollins & Associates, Inc., is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. She holds a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from The Evaluators’ Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and serves as a program evaluator for local and national organizations.
Also a visual artist, Dr. Rollins founded and coordinates the Studio G artists-in-residence program in pediatrics at Georgetown, and developed and teaches “Arts for Children in Hospitals,” a course for first year medical students at Georgetown. She also developed and teaches the course “Artists in Hospitals” at Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD, to introduce artists to working in healthcare settings.
Formerly, as Director of Research and Program Development at WVSA arts connection, she developed “ART is the heART,” an arts program for children and families in hospice care. Author of over 70 publications, Dr. Rollins is associate editor for Pediatric Nursing and North America regional editor for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare’s Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.
She consults, writes, and researches on children’s issues national and internationally, with a special interest in the psychosocial needs of children and families in healthcare settings and the use of the arts in research to allow children’s voices to be heard.
In addition to book of the year awards from the American Journal of Nursing and Pediatric Nursing, Dr. Rollins is the recipient of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care Research Award, Johnson & Johnson/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership to Promote Arts and Healing Award, National Science Foundation Scholarship, and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Travel Award. She serves as Treasurer on the board of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare.