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David Toole

Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Health, Theology and Ethics
Duke Global Health Institute
Box 90432, Durham, NC 27708
1604 Harris Ct, Helena, MT 59601

Research Interests


Hospitals--especially mission hospitals in East Africa
Broad issues in the humanities focusing on questions concerning what it means to be human

Selected Grants


Pursuit of Purpose and Vocation

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Endowment · 2020 - 2024

Virtues and Vocations

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Notre Dame · 2021 - 2023

Annual Funding

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by William R. Kenan, Jr. Fund for Ethics · 2022 - 2023

DukeEngage in Durham NC and Durham England

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Endowment · 2017 - 2023

Ethics@Duke

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust · 2021 - 2022

Pursuit of Purpose and Vocation

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Endowment · 2020 - 2024

Virtues and Vocations

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Notre Dame · 2021 - 2023

Annual Funding

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by William R. Kenan, Jr. Fund for Ethics · 2022 - 2023

DukeEngage in Durham NC and Durham England

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Endowment · 2017 - 2023

Ethics@Duke

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust · 2021 - 2022

What Are People For? Questions Concerning What It Means to Be Human

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Blankemeyer Foundation · 2019 - 2019

Stress Inoculation Training

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Endowment · 2017 - 2018

Defining & Identifying Rural churches 2016

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Endowment · 2015 - 2016