Brett McCarty, ThD, Associate Director

is Assistant Research Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School and Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences in Duke’s School of Medicine. He is also a faculty associate of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine. Dr. McCarty’s work centers on questions of faithful action within healthcare, and these questions draw him into conversations at the intersections of bioethics, political theology, public health, and theological anthropology. His current research projects focus on competing conceptions of agency within the modern hospital, religious responses to the opioid crisis, and historical and contemporary connections between Christian bioethics and political theology.