Farr Curlin, Co-Director

is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities. A practicing palliative medicine physician, Farr works in both the School of Medicine’s Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, and the Divinity School’s Initiative on Theology, Medicine, and Culture. Before moving to Duke, Farr founded and was co-director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. His scholarship focuses on the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice—particularly practices of care for patients at the end of life, the doctor-patient relationship, and the moral and professional formation of health practitioners.