6-25-2013- Studio photos of Keith Meador, Prof. of Psychiatry, Dir. of the Center for BioMedical Ethics and Assoc. Dean of Student Health & Wellness. (Vanderbilt University/Steve Green)

Keith Meador

Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, School of Medicine

Keith G. Meador, MD, ThM, MPH, is Professor of Psychiatry and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt and is a Professor in the Graduate Department of Religion. He is Director of Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national initiative to foster integration of chaplaincy services into mental health care within the Department of Veterans Affairs. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in July of 2010 and previously served as a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor. His scholarship builds on his clinical, research and teaching background in mental health, practical theology, and public health about which he lectures widely and has published numerous publications including the co-authored book, Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity. His academic work includes theological and ethical exploration of the intersections of religion and health, along with research regarding socio-cultural determinants of illness, health, and human flourishing.