Sarah Jean Barton

is a Th.D. student at Duke Divinity School and a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Duke University Medical Center. Her research probes the intersection of theology and disability as well as the cultivation of clinical practices reflective of a Christian vocation in healthcare. Specifically, her doctoral work explores participation in Christian sacramental practices and this participation’s relationship to theological anthropologies robustly inclusive of persons with intellectual disability. Her work is informed by engagement with the fields of disability studies and occupational therapy. Sarah has an an M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School, an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and a B.S. in Biology from Seattle Pacific University. As a clinician, Sarah continues to work with children experiencing disability in both inpatient and outpatient contexts.