Creating connections between language, medicine, faith and the world we share.
is a writer and professor of medical humanities at UC Davis and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program.
She leads retreats and writing workshops.
She cares about connecting spirituality, politics, food, healthcare, care for the earth and its creatures, care for language and public discourse, and finding new ways to live together on a planet that needs healing.
Her writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Weavings, Sojourners, Prism, Conversations, Christianity Today, Academic Medicine, Medical Humanities, Literature and Medicine, and a variety of other academic and trade publications.
Her most recent book, Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out, is now available from UC Medical Humanities Press (or from a variety of online book sources). Christ, My Companion has just been reissued and is available through Wipf and Stock or online book sources.