Art Therapy

Dr. Dhru Deb
Dr. Dhru Deb

Dr. Dhru Deb is a lung cancer researcher by day, visual artist by night, and a New Yorker at heart.

Dhru earned his PhD in lung cancer research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in illustration from University of Hertfordshire, UK. Dhru works at Columbia University, New York.

Having lost his mother to cancer, Dhru spends his spare time as the founding director of a network of approximately 200 cancer researchers, physicians, clinicians, artists, and caregivers, named “Cancer ART-SCI Network” and spanning 20 countries around the world.

In this video, Dhru will show you how to create art that incorporates materials that you may have at home. He also provided instructions on safely creating your own art making space at home. Give it a try - we would love to see your artwork! Please send a photo to


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