Who are we?

Artists in Medicine is an organization dedicated to teaching general audiences medical concepts using art while also encouraging interest in the audience to learn more about these topics. To do this, we work with artists and science-focused members from both STEM and non-STEM backgrounds! 

Generally, 1-2 digital and/or traditional artists work on creating the sketch and final work of the project. This final work can be made in any form such as crochet, canvas paintings, digital paintings, and more!

The artists work with a science-focused non-artist to come up with a topic to teach and to find more information regarding the topic to teaching something that may not be mainstream knowledge. This non-artist also helps to find more articles and websites that teach another facet of the topic being taught so that audience members are encouraged to learn more about that specific topic. For example, a topic may be "What are bacteria?" and the non-artist may find resources that answer "What are gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria?" in case audience members are interested in learning more about bacteria.

Altogether, we hope to create an awesome project about a medical topic to improve public health literacy!

About Us

Meet our awesome team!

Xiaoying Wu 


Xiaoying is a senior majoring in Nursing at Stony Brook University. Some things she likes to do are drawing for her friends and listening to music.

"I love that Artists in Medicine is a place for both artists and non-artists to collaborate in one space. I also love that it is a place to merge my two passions together— art and medicine! I truly hope that through our artwork, we can break down many complex scientific concepts into simpler visual meanings."

Ashley Valenton

-Vice President-

Ashley is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She enjoys painting, crocheting, and singing!

"Artists In Medicine is the best club ever and you should all join immediately !!! @ >:)"

Zoe Zou


Zoe is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She enjoys drawing/painting (digitally and traditionally), cooking/baking, and gaming.

"I love the idea of being able to spread medical awareness through cute and pretty illustrations that simplify the complex micro-world. I’ve always found it fascinating to learn about all the ways the body functions and I’d be happy to share the knowledge through a creative outlet! Also drawing organs is fun :D"

Peter Stavros


Peter is a junior majoring in Biochemistry with a Digital Arts minor. He likes to draw, animate, and write!

"Using science to help people through medicine could be considered art in and of itself, and I think that's why art compliments medicine so well. Come to our meetings and see for yourself!"

Irena Li 

-Public Relations-

Irena is currently a senior majoring in Nursing at Stony Brook University who likes to play badminton and draw!

"While Artists in Medicine (AIM) is a club that allows you to explore medical topics with different art forms, AIM is also a group of supportive people with common interest(s) in art and/or science. So, if you're interested, come join us!"

Vicky Lin

-Co-Vice President & Art Liaison-

Vicky is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She likes to go cafe hopping, hiking, and picnicking.

"AIM; using A-Art to I-Interpret M-Medicine. To express dry information into visuals is a bridge between creativity and knowledge."

Xiao Ying Yang


Xiao is currently a junior majoring in Biology. She likes cooking while watching sitcoms, listening to music, gardening, and recently, reading fantasy novels!

"Artists in Medicine is a great club and opportunity where anyone can combine their creativity and passion for medicine to make inspirational art pieces. I hope more people will be interested in our events/workshops and consider joining our club! "

Anna Liu

-Class Representative-

Anna is a junior Psychology major and Digital Arts minor. She likes going to the gym and doing photography.

"It's a really chill and supportive kind of space that allows my imagination to run wild. As much as I love to destress by hitting the gym, AIM provides so much of what I also need to relax and meditate at the end of a long day. "

Kathryn Ravano

-Class Representative-

Kathryn is a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering. She enjoys skiing and playing the piano.

“AIM has given me so many opportunities to be creative and take leadership positions, I am so excited to be continuing with the club this semester! ”

Sophia Zamudio

-Class Representative-

Sophia is a freshman majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She enjoys painting, drawing, playing tennis, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.

“I always had a passion for creating works of art. Likewise, I’ve always been passionate about the medical field growing up. When I discovered Artists in Medicine, I knew this was the perfect club for me. I believe AIM will allow me to contribute to the expansion of medical knowledge in a way I know best!”

Kadir Özler


Kadir '19 is a former SBU student. He created the club with the idea in mind that the general population should be able to learn about their own health and bodies without the fear of the complexity of the science that makes those up. Art was chosen to depict these processes because so many of us are visual learners, thus he wanted to spread this scientific inquiry into all individuals.