Originally from Dallas, Texas, Sujal Manohar aims to research the positive impact of the arts on patient experiences and outcomes. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a B.S. in neuroscience, B.A. in visual arts, and minor in chemistry from Duke University, where she was also recognized as an Alice M. Baldwin Scholar.
While at Duke, Sujal was involved with several projects at the intersection of art and medicine. She researched visual perception and implicit judgments, designed two grant-funded collaborative murals with pediatric patients, led art gallery tours for adults with dementia, and advocated for mental health awareness through her visual arts thesis project. Her research and artwork has been published in multiple journals, including Annals of Internal Medicine. After graduation, Sujal was awarded the Hart Fellowship to serve at Imagine Art, a nonprofit art studio for people with disabilities in Austin, Texas. She will matriculate into Baylor College of Medicine this fall.