We are honored to have the talented and insightful Edi Matsumoto present at our First Annual Women Leaders in Diabetes Conference. Edi will be discussing “Art as a Healing Tool” along with sharing her artwork.
After traveling in Southeast Asia, exploring cultures and volunteering at the Mother Theresa’s Home for the Dying Destitute in Calcutta, India, Edi came to the U.S.
Her experience with Mother Theresa motivated her to go into nursing, she says. She earned her Nurse Practitioner certificate and master’s degree in Nursing from San Jose State University. She also received her master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
Her body of work titled “Lives in Our Hands” depicts narrative portraits of healthcare professionals (HCPs), including day to day struggles they face and joy that they work for. Her work has been shown at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF, the Triton Museum of Arts in Santa Clara, and Pacific Grove Art Center among others.
She is involved in the action collaborative lead by the National Academy of Medicine to raise awareness on the HCP burnout issue to promote their well-being by using art, mindful awareness and wellness coaching.
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