Dr. Marian Arbesman blends her experience as an occupational therapist and an
epidemiologist together with her work in creativity to research and develop innovative
solutions to the improvement of health. Besides consulting with numerous organizations to
boost innovation, she works on the development of resources to increase innovation in
medicine and health care.
Dr. Arbesman has taught at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo
State College and at the Department of Rehabilitation Science in the School of Public
Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo. She is involved in ongoing work
in evidence-based practice and also has conducted past research on creativity of eminent
scientists, the creative styles of occupational therapy students, and play environments of
children with disabilities. Dr. Arbesman has published in a variety of journals, including
the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Journal of Nursing Administration and the
Journal of Neurosurgery, and has co-authored and edited occupational therapy practice
guidelines in a variety of areas related to children and adults.
Harvey Arbesman, MD, MS
Dr. Arbesman is a medical innovator, physician and epidemiologist. He is a Board-
Certified Dermatologist and also has a certificate in Facilitating Creative Problem Solving
from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College. Dr.
Arbesman is passionate about developing innovative solutions to health-related challenges facing the world. He is an InnoCentive Top Solver.
Dr. Arbesman is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo and in the Department of Dermatology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Arbesman has published in various medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Medical Hypotheses.