Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Researcher in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Michael Balboni, Ph.D., Th.M., M.Div, researches spirituality and religion and its associations with end-of-life medical outcomes. As a trained theologian, he is currently co-authoring a manuscript exploring the manifestations of spirituality and religion within the socialization processes and institutional structures experienced by medical professionals.
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Tyler VanderWeele holds degrees in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance and biostatistics from Oxford, Penn, and Harvard. His research principally concerns distinguishing association and causation in the social and biomedical sciences. He has done empirical research in perinatal, genetic, and psychiatric epidemiology, most recently studying religion and health, including end-of-life care. He has a Templeton Foundation grant to promote research on the interface between health and religion.