Brett McCarty

is the St. Andrews Fellow in Theology and Science at Duke Divinity School.  Brett received his Th.D. and M.Div from Duke, and he went to Furman University as an undergraduate, where he majored in Religion and Mathematics-Economics. Brett’s current research project investigates the theological and scientific imaginaries that underlie the contemporary management of pain. Drawing from interviews in eastern Tennessee, his work explores how theology and scientific medicine can work together to assist those who are ill and in pain in making peace with their bodies, with others, and with God. This work builds off of his dissertation, which examined how the body is understood and encountered within the modern research hospital in an effort to enable better understandings of the conditions and possibilities of faithful moral agency for medical practitioners.