Maria Surat, 2015-2016

is from Roanoke, VA and pursued undergraduate (B.A. ’12) and graduate study (M.Div. ’15) in theology at the University of Notre Dame. Her experiences as a pastoral care minister in her parish community, as an extended community member of the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker, and as a staff member with David’s Heart ministry of

Jason Ashe, 2015-2016

is from Long Island, NY and is currently pursuing a Master of Theology. After graduating from MIT with a B.S. in Chemistry, Jason came directly to Duke Divinity School to obtain his system has addressed Black bodies throughout history and the consequences of these Master of Divinity (’14), focusing broadly on medical ethics, pastoral care,

Laquanda Leaven, PhD, 2015-2016

is pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies (’16). Her interests are in the intersection of theology and healthcare as it relates to end of life care decision making, and applying AHP/ANP Models to improve the end of life care decision making process. She also has a desire to see more spiritual based hospice

Canon Brodar, 2015-2016

is pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies (expected May 2016). As a Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellow, his academic interests include bioethics and the body, and understanding genomic medicine in light of Christian thought. Prior to study at the Divinity School, Canon obtained a BS in Biology and Philosophy at Duke University (2013)

Bryan Strelow, 2015-2016

was born in Florida and grew up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. It was there that Bryan began his journey to follow in his dad’s footsteps in Ophthalmology. That road included the obligatory interest in science, biology and medicine, but was cultivated against the rich backdrop of the Christian faith and

Jacob Blythe, 2015-2016

is from Colorado Springs, CO, and graduated from Baylor University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in University Scholars and is applying to both MD and MD-PhD programs while completing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS ’16). Jacob’s interests have always hovered around the intersections between medicine, religion, literature, and

Harrison Hines, TMC Fellow 2015-16

is in his final year of study in pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies. As a TMC Fellow, his academic interests concern the theological impetus and practical ability of the church to be involved in healthcare provision as well as exploring how a theological understanding of the limits and ends of medical treatment can influence