Bani Malhotra

Art Therapist and Researcher

Bani Malhotra


What is the impact of visual self-expression on psychosocial adjustment to traumatic stress, disability, or illness experience? What are the neural correlates, active factors, or mechanisms of arts-based interventions that facilitate change? How can we make arts interventions more accessible? Keeping some of these questions in mind, I am currently working on projects investigating-

My research portfolio includes a collection of both mixed methods and qualitative research designs. In addition, I am particularly interested in data visualization in art therapy research. My work centers on providing stakeholders with tools and strategies to understand research and promote wellness-outcomes in healthcare and related disciplines.

Check out this graphic summary of my preliminary research on art therapy with adult burn patients.