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Larissa W. Trinder

Larissa W. Trinder

Senior Director
NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine

Larissa W. Trinder is Senior Director of NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine. Before joining the largest public health care system in the country, Larissa worked in the health and human service non-profit sector for over 20 years.

She is an advocate for the integration of visual and creative arts as an expression to advance patient health outcomes, to enhance staff engagement, and to create a positive impact on the community.

Larissa has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Robert F. Wagner graduate school of public service at New York University.


Larissa will be speaking at:

Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit

Monday, 6th February 2023

Do you see what I see? Art as a Tool for Healing

How can museums support community well-being by addressing the needs of its healthcare workers?  What does an effective healing experience for hospital staff suffering from emotional exhaustion and burnout look like? Over the last year the Arts in Medicine Program at New York City Health + Hospitals–the largest municipal health system in this country–in partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, has been providing opportunities for staff members across the hospital system to reduce stress and connect with one another. Program leaders will share how they have worked together to provide experiences that relieve stress, foster connections, and provide a calm and empathetic space for self-care for hospital administrators, custodians, doctors, drivers, nurses, residents, and more.

Larissa W. Trinder