David Toole, Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Global Health Major and Associate Professor of the Practice of Theology, Ethics, and Global Health and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

David Toole

David Toole has a joint appointment in the Global Health Institute, the Divinity School, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. His recent courses include Global Health Systems, Global Health as a Moral Enterprise, Challenges of Living and Ethical Life, and Life, the Universe, and Everything: How to Ask the Right Questions in a World without Answers. His research centers on questions concerning what it means to be human, and on the role of mission hospitals in African health systems.

Office Location:  310 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3475
Email Address: send me a message
Division:  Divinity Faculty

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Ph.D.Duke University1996

Africa, East • Environmental ethics • Environmental Policy • Ethics • Hospitals--Anecdotes • Religion and the humanities • Rural hospitals