Director, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function; Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience Music at Yeshiva University, New York, New York, United States
Harry Ballan is a director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) www.imnf.org , founded by Oliver Sacks, and an Adjunct Professor of Music and Neuroscience at Yeshiva University. He is engaged in numerous research projects on music and the brain and has used therapeutic music to treat hundreds of patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders. At IMNF, he is the director of the program for PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury in War Veterans, in which capacity he has worked with the U.S. Veterans Administration and Congress. He has taught at Yale, Columbia and NYU Universities, was a student at the Conservatoire Américain, and is a Fellow in Neuroscience and the Arts at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Dr. Ballan holds a B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University, and a J.D. from Columbia University.