David Toole

Associate Professor of the Practice, Theology, Ethics and Global Health

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives | Duke Divinity School

Senior Fellow | Kenan Institute for Ethics

David Toole

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david.toole@duke.edu

(919) 660-3475

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David Toole

Associate Professor of the Practice, Theology, Ethics and Global Health

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives | Duke Divinity School

Senior Fellow | Kenan Institute for Ethics

Professor Toole has a joint appointment in the Global Health Institute, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Divinity School. His recent courses include Global Health as a Moral Enterprise, Global Health Systems, Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Policy, Ethics and Native America, and Challenges of Living and Ethical Life. His current research centers on the role of mission hospitals in African health systems, with a particular focus on the countries of the Nile River Basin in eastern Africa. He is the author of Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo: Theological Reflections on Nihilism, Tragedy, and Apocalypse, and is currently on sabbatical completing a manuscript titled What Are Pople For? Questions Conerning What It Means to Be Human. In addition to his teaching and his research, he serves as Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives in the Divinity School and co-directs THE PLANET Project in the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Courses

  • GLHLTH 303

    Global Health Systems

  • GLHLTH 345

    Global Health as Ethical Enterprise

Publications