Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the principal researcher of an innovative music therapy protocol for premature babies in the NICU called: First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath & Lullaby, published in Pediatrics(2013). She is an editor of several texts and speaks internationally on her research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma and NICU music therapy. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal 'Music and Medicine' and serves on several editorial boards including the Cochran Palliative Care review and the Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her doctorate from NYU and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine.