Natalie Wlodarczyk, Ph.D., MT-BC is the director of music therapy at Drury University. Dr. Wlodarczyk is a board certified music therapist whose primary areas of clinical expertise are music therapy in hospice and bereavement. She also has experience in Alzheimer’s care, intergenerational programming, and is certified in providing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) music therapy for premature infants. Her research interests include music and spirituality in hospice care and music therapy interventions for disenfranchised grievers. Dr. Wlodarczyk is currently studying the use of songwriting as an anticipatory grief and bereavement tool for parents’ of terminal infants in the NICU.