David Toole

Associate Professor of the Practice of Theology, Ethics, and Global Health; Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Trent 238

Box 90519,
Durham, NC 27708

(919) 660-3475
  • B.A. (University of Montana)
  • M.T..S (Duke University)
  • M.P.H. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  • Ph.D. (Duke University)

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 People 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.