Sarah Jean Barton

is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Theological Ethics. Dr. Barton holds a dual appointment at Duke University School of Medicine in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as at Duke Divinity School. Her research focuses on questions at the intersections of theology and disability, bioethics, and liturgy. […]

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Wylin Wilson

is Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Wilson’s research lies at the intersection of religion, gender, and bioethics, including rural bioethics and Black Church studies. Prior to joining Duke Divinity School, she was a teaching faculty member at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and a senior fellow at the […]

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Jan Holton, PHD

is Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Care. Professor Holton’s work focuses on the psychodynamic implications of trauma and forced displacement, the intercultural dynamics within traditional pastoral care, and pastoral care to marginalized populations. She most recently served on the extension ministry with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, […]

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Patrick T. Smith

is associate research professor of theological ethics and bioethics, senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and associate faculty with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He has specific academic interests in the areas of bioethics, social ethics, Black Church studies, and […]

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Martha C Carlough MD, MPH

is Professor of Family Medicine and the Director of the Office of Global Health Education at UNC/Chapel Hill, and consulting faculty at Duke Divinity School. As a spiritual director trained in the Ignatian tradition, she serves as Spiritual Formation group leader for TMC fellows at Duke Divinity. To see her full bio, click here. […]

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David Toole

is associate professor of the practice of theology, ethics, and global health, and associate dean for interdisciplinary initiatives. Professor Toole is jointly appointed in the Divinity School, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Global Health Institute. He teaches courses on global health and health systems, and on various topics in ethics including ethics and humanitarianism, ethics and Native America, […]

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Richard Payne (In Memoriam)

Richard Payne was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Divinity. An internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, care for those near death, oncology, and neurology, Payne served on numerous panels and advisory committees, many at the national level. He gave expert testimony to the Congressional Black Caucus National Brain Trust and the President’s Cancer […]

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Stanley Hauerwas

 has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, […]

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Amy Laura Hall

was named a Luce Fellow in Theology for 2004-05. She has served on the steering committee of the Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy Center, the Bioethics Task Force of the United Methodist Church, and as consultant on bioethics to the World Council of Churches. She has served on the steering committee of the Genome Ethics, […]

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Susan Eastman

is associate research professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. Ordained in the Episcopal Church, she served parishes in New York City, Alaska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania prior to coming to Duke. Her current research explores the formation and transformation of identity in the letters of Paul, in conversation with current work issues of human […]

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