Adriana Barton is a journalist specializing in health research and the author of Wired for Music: A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound (Greystone Books, 2022). A former health reporter at Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, she has written about medical research, neuroscience, visual arts, architecture, music and pop culture for publications including the Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, Utne, Azure, Western Living and San Francisco Bay Guardian. She studied the cello for 17 years with teachers including international solo artist Antonio Lysy and former Cleveland Orchestra principal cellist Stephen Geber. Research projects have taken her to Syria, Jordan, India, Cuba, Zimbabwe and Brazil. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.