BA, Boston College / MTS, Candler School of Theology, Emory University / PhD, Laney Graduate School, Emory University (Present)
Sarah’s research is centered on questions at the intersection of technology, theological anthropology, and biomedical ethics. Her interest in these topics began as an undergraduate major in biology and theology. After working as a research assistant studying the effects of mindfulness meditation on primary school teachers, Sarah entered a master’s program focused on exploring how theology and theological practices can impact human health, particularly at the end of life. As a PhD student, Sarah incorporates ethnography into her work to further examine how theology is shaped and applied by individuals making medical decisions. She hopes that her research will help to create a more equitable healthcare system and facilitate better communication between healthcare providers and patients.