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Martha Carlough

Visiting Professor in the Divinity School
Divinity School


Martha Carlough, MD MPH is family physician and Ignatian trained spiritual director and is the Director of Spiritual Formation for the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative. Dr. Carlough is also affiliate faculty in the Duke Global Health Initiative (DGHI) and has more than 30 years of experience in clinical and public aspects of maternal and child health, including a decade of work in Nepal. She is Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was on clinical faculty for many years and founded and directed the Office of Global Health Education. Dr. Carlough continues to care for patients and work in community health through Samaritan Health Center in Durham.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Visiting Professor in the Divinity School · 2024 - Present Divinity School
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2024 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College · 1989 M.D.