Sarah Jean Barton
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Theological Ethics
B.S. (Seattle Pacific University)
M.S. in Occupational Therapy (Boston University)
M.T.S. and Th.D. (Duke University).
Dr. Barton focuses her scholarly work in theological ethics, with special attention to theological anthropology, disability, liturgy, and pastoral care. Her research engages qualitative and participatory methodologies to partner with under-represented populations in theological scholarship, particularly people with disabilities. Barton has a joint faculty appointment as assistant professor of occupational therapy at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, where she works in the developing Occupational Therapy Doctorate Division. She is a practicing occupational therapist with a current board-certification in pediatrics. Barton presents lectures and publishes across multiple disciplinary contexts, including Christian ethics and theology, disability studies, medicine, global health, and occupational therapy.