Debi Cost

Other Discipline/Category: 
Digital Therapeutic Music
Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Coro Health
Austin, TX 78704
United States
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
With nearly two decades immersed in the music industry, my journey has been a diverse and enriching one. Initially, my focus was on the commercial sector, catering to the vibrant worlds of hospitality, restaurants, and fitness. However, the past 13 years have seen a significant shift in my path, dedicating myself to the healthcare sector working with Coro Health with a five-year tenure in memory care.

At Coro Health our commitment to enhancing healthcare through therapeutic music was further solidified in 2010 with a clinical trial under the expert guidance of Dr. Petr Janata at UC Davis. Inspired by the positive outcomes and potential of our initial research, we are now eagerly planning to embark on a second clinical trial, aiming to continue exploring and contributing to this vital field.
Collaboration Interests: 
Coro Health, with over a decade of experience in eldercare and acute settings, is keen on forming collaborations. Our strong foundation and respected reputation in the Long-Term Care (LTC) space have fostered numerous valuable relationships. We understand the challenges clinicians face in gaining trust with community overseers and believe our standing can be of support when seeking a partner. Additionally, we are interested in partnering with teams seeking a platform to enhance music accessibility. An exciting prospect for us is collaborating with Licensed Music Therapists (LMTs) using tools like EPIC for integrated medical assessments, enabling the creation of personalized music prescriptions for use when the LMT's is not present.
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