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MEDIA FEATURES

OTHER EXPERIENCES

ACADEMIA

  • Researcher at the Social Gerontology and Health Lab (2022-2023) 

    • Thesis: Examining the impact of psychedelic art on people's emotional, physiological, cognitive responses: A randomized controlled trial​

  • Consumer Health Informatics x Digital Health Researcher at  Yale Center for Medical Informatics (2022-2023) 

    • Manuscript: LGBT veteran mental health and tele-mental health service usage Pre-Peri the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • mHealth Researcher at Frederick Altice’s Lab (2021-Present)

  • Implementation Science Researcher at  Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (2021-2023)

    • ​Co-authored paper: "Qualitative Methodology in Implementation Science Research: A Systematic Scoping Review" to be presented at the15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

  • Research Assistant at Yale School of Medicine Medical Oncology and Computer Science

    • Survey: "The Considerations for and validation of the next generation of clinical biomarkers (CLARITY)" (PI: Dr. Kim Blenman) will serve as a blueprint for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Q-Submission on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) by considering that morphological biomarkers, including machine learning biomarker validation on H&E-slides, could serve as a new paradigm for the FDA and global regulatory agencies

  • Medical Cost-effectiveness Research Assistant at Yale School of Medicine (2021)

    • ​Project: Cost-effectiveness analysis of total hysterectomy with sacrocolpopexy versus supracervical hysterectomy with sacrocervicopexy 

  • Telehealth Researcher at University of Virginia School of Medicine (2020-2021)

    • Poster presentation: "Patient acceptability of telepsychiatry during COVID-19" at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center Summit 2021 

  • Socio-cultural Ethnographer at University of Virginia

    • Projects: 1) Race Relation and Social Equity Ethnography ​on the intersectionality between microaggression and multidimensional identities culminating presented as online ethnographic portfolio on the contemporary racialized experience of social power dynamics; 2) Biopolitical determinant of social belonging: sex, sexuality, identities

TEACHING & SOCIAL WORK

  • Founder & Director of VoiceBridge, International Rescue Committee - Charlottesville Refugee Education Program (2020-2021)

  • Course Developer & Instructor of ANTH 4993: The Politics of Belonging & the Refuge Experience (Fall 2020) 

  • Special Need Childcare Program Developer at Crystal Bird Mental Rehabilitation Center, Xi’an, China (2018)

  • Peer Health Educator and Child Protection Campaign Director at Mary Faith Rescue Center, Nairobi, Kenya (2015)

EDUCATION

2023-2024     Harvard University | Master of Science | Media, Medicine, and Health                     Boston / Cambridge, MA, USA

2021-2023     Yale University | Master of Public Health | Social and Behavioral Sciences                             New Haven, CT, USA

2018-2021     University of Virginia | Bachelor of Arts | Global Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy            Charlottesville, VA, USA

2019              University of Oxford | 19th Century American and British Literary Encounters                                         Oxford, UK

2018-2021     St. Joseph's Institution | The International Baccalaureate Diploma, IBDP Bilingual Diploma                     Singapore

2014-2016     Crescent Girls' School | GCE O' Level                                                                                                         Singapore

Certification

University of Cambridge Functional Neuroanatomy Certificate. Certified July 2022

ACADEMIC BIBLIOGRAPHY & HONORS

ART & DESIGN & HEALTH

 

  • Commissioned digital painting on canvas. “The Mind in the Digital Age”. Yale Consumer Health Informatics Lab, Yale Center for Medical Informatics. Mar. 2023.

  • Art for Healthcare Panel Creator, “Traditional Chinese Medicine in Illustration”, for Polyclinique Renkang, Liberville, Gabon

  • “Health Storytelling Through the Arts” Exhibition Producer and Curator at Yale Healthcare Conference 2024 • Artist | "Healing Through Light". 'Trauma-In-Place: Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition. Fred Parker Giles Gallery. 2396 Crabbe St, Richmond, KY 40475. Oct 5 – Nov 3 2023.

  • Invited Artist | “The Crowded Mind” & “The Exposed Brain, The Medicalized Brain” at the Missouri Southern State University Artful Medicine Symposium 2023

  • Commissioned artist for Yale Center for Medical Informatics (lab space design) | Mental Health in Big Data Age (Jan. 2023)

  • Principal Investigator of Art & Vision (IRB approved study): Using Artificial Intelligence and Art to help patients with neurological-psychiatric disorders to explore and express their embodied experiences of hallucinations (2022)

  • Awarded at Yale Program for Humanities for Medicine Health Professions Creative Medical Writing and Art Contest 2023

  • Author: “Medium is the Massage Reinterpreted: Mental Health in the Age of Electronic Information” (2022) o This short graphic novel combines the power of creative expression, storytelling, first-hand ethnographic data in the form of interview quotations, and evidence-based research to provoke conversations and thoughts on how the digital medium of our time shapes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being by massaging the very way in which we make sense of and experience our lived realities.

  • 2022 Inaugural Exhibition artist at Yale Schwarzman Center: “The Breathing Body, The Breathing Mind” o Peng’s projection piece creates a communal meditative space using breathing body sculptures and psychedelic art

  • Program Developer for the Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale (March 2022-Present)

  • Speaker & Designer: “The Power of Data Art” at Wake Up to YSPH’s HAPPY Initiative, New York 2022 with Dr. Neal Baer, Dr. Judith Lichtman, and Dr. Henry Klar Yaggi o Guest Speaker. “Integrating Artistic, Design, and Medical Thinking”. CDE 570b, Humanities, Arts, and Public Health. Yale School of Public Health. April 2023

  • Exhibition at the Yale School of Public Health (2021 – Present) o Peng’s artwork exploits the cognitive mechanism of conscious color and pattern perception and how humans’ sensory apparatus is transformed into thoughts and emotional regulation. Peng’s artwork explores the topics of healing and mindful living, and is exhibited at the Yale School of Public Health.

  • Mental Health Graphic Design @innermagicart

  • Commissioned projection art. “The Breathing Body, The Breathing Mind”. Yale Schwarzman Center Inaugural Exhibition: Desire lines. Nov. 2022.

  • Solo Exhibition. “Mindful Energy”. Yale School of Public Health. 2021-Present.

  • Principal Investigator of Art & Vision (IRB approved study): Using Artificial Intelligence and Art to help patients with neurological-psychiatric disorders to explore and express their embodied experiences of hallucinations (2022)

  • Author: “Medium is the Massage Reinterpreted: Mental Health in the Age of Electronic Information” (2022)

  • This short graphic novel combines the power of creative expression, storytelling, first-hand ethnographic data in the form of interview quotations, and evidence-based research to provoke conversations and thoughts on how the digital medium of our time shapes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being by massaging the very way in which we make sense of and experience our lived realities.

  • Mindful Living Graphic Design @innermagicart

 

SELECTED DIGITAL MEDIA AND GALLERY FEATURES

  • “The edge”. Adobe Photoshop. Sep. 2021. 

  • "A Mirrored Dream". Adobe Creative Cloud. Jan 2024.

  • “In My Life”. Visual Spirits. March 2023. 

  • “I Wonder”. Arts Compass. July 2021. | Visual Spirits. June 2022. | Third Eye Kingdom. June 2022. | Amazing Space. Oct 2021. | Daily Collage. July 2021. 

  • “Leave the World Behind”. Trippy Park. Jan. 2022 & Dec. 2021.

  • “Sightseeing”. Trippy Park. Nov. 2021. 

  • “Off You Go”. Trippy Sanctuary. Nov. 2021. 

  • “Surfer”. Soul Light Movement. Oct 2021. 

  • “Solitude”. GM of Photoshop. Oct 2021. | Visual Spirits. Oct 2021.

  • “Child”. Collage Worldwide. Sep. 2021. 

TALKS

  • Guest Speaker. “Integrating Artistic, Design, and Medical Thinking”. Chronic Disease Epidemiology 570B, Humanities, Arts, and Public Health. Yale School of Public Health. April 2023

  • Artist and Speaker. “The Power of Data Art”. Yale Alumni Event the Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative on the power of the arts, humanities, and storytelling to promote the health of communities, New York, NY, Oct 2022

 

ART AWARDS

  • Finalist of International Anthology Cover Art Competition 2023.

  • Winner of Eki Magazine Issue 4, “Spiritual Light”. 2023

  • Guest Juror’s Prize at Trolley Barn Gallery International Juried Exhibition “The Highs of Life”. The Art Effect. July 2023

  • First Place of National Juried Exhibition "Climate Change: Final Warning. ArtsXchange. Sinclair Gallery, USA. July 2023

  • Gallerium Art Prize (GAP) 2023 (with exhibition)

  • "Toward I". Winner of The Absence of Color Photo Competition 2023.

  • Teravarna International Juried Art Competition 2023, Open Category Talent Prize Award, Still Life Category Finalist Award

  • Yale Program for Humanities for Medicine Health Professions Creative Medical Writing and Art Contest 2023 3rd Place

  • Yale Schwarzman Center Inaugural Exhibition Artist Award 2022

  • Yale Healthcare and Life Sciences Creation Award 2021

  • University of Virginia Raven Literary and Arts Competition 2021, 1st Place​​

ART & DESIGN PUBLICATIONS

  • Peng, ML. "The Catographer  and Catography of Life". Eki Magazine. Issue #4, “Spiritual Light”. 2024.

  • Peng, ML. "Toward I". Beauty Illuminated Photo Artfolio Exhibit. 2024.

  • Peng ML. “Switch”. Selected Artist. ArtistCloseup. Issue 14.2024. 93.

  • Peng, ML. Mental Health in the Digital Age: Alone in a Digital Crowd: The paradox of social media connectivity and the pervasive sense of loneliness. HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature. Winter 2024 Issue.

  • Peng, ML. "Overstimulation and Desensitization: How excessive exposure to social media affects our lived experiences”. HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature. Winter 2024 Issue.

  • Peng ML. "Forms and Matter: On Hope and Love". Art Seen: The Curators Salon Magazine. Winter 2023.

  • Peng ML. "The Gaze". Action Spectacle. Winter 2023. 

  • Peng ML. "An Urban Dream". Art Fluent Gallery. Exhibition Urban. 2023. 

  • Peng ML. "Emerson's Dream: the Ultimate Love". Artist Talk Magazine. Issue 28. 2023. ISSN 2515-6586. BNB GBB7G6285; System number: 018500815 Holdings Note: General Reference Collection ZK.9.b.35634 Issue 1 (Jul. 2017)-Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection ZK.9.b.35634. UIN: BLL01018500815.

  • Peng ML. “Innovation”. Yale School of Public Health Fall Magazine Cover 2023.

  • Peng ML. "Urban Cacophony: Fragile Realities”. Climate Art Collection, Berlin.https://www.climateartcollection.com/artworks/vfut6kGf9aZmQXZt2rZF

  • Peng ML. "Manctopus ”. Climate Art Collection, Berlin. https://www.climateartcollection.com/artworks/cqHiQ5YKrtRjqAkprafS

  • Peng ML. "Dimension Chi". Create! Magazine 7th Anniversary International Print Issue #40. 2023.

  • Peng. ML. "A Match of Life and Death". Murmurs: the Creative Journal for Yale Health Professional Students 2023

  • Peng ML. Physical-Virtual Co-existence: The New Mind. 2023. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2023.

  • Peng ML. Collido-scope, Exposed?. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2022. 

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