Trent Center faculty and faculty associates pursue research in areas related to the social and cultural aspects of medicine. Practicing physicians, scientists, theologians, artists, scholars, they explore empirical and theoretical realms of philosophy, literature, spirituality, art, education, culture and community, often in relation to human health and health care.

Ray Barfield - pediatric oncology, intersection of medicine, philosophy and theology

Harvey Jay Cohen - medicine, importance of religion and spirituality in health and aging

Howard Eisenson - humanistic aspects of medical practice, professionalism

Warren Kinghorn - spirituality, religion and mental health

Lakshmi Krishnan - literature and medicine; incorporation of medical theory into cultural discourse

John Moses - pediatrics, documentary photography that explores social and medical issues

Frank Neelon - role of literature in the formation and development of clinical practice

Richard Payne - clinical and research aspects of pain management and palliative medicine around the world

David Pisetsky - published short stories and essays illuminating human realities of doctor and patient in medical practice

Neil Prose - training doctors and other health care providers in skills of empathic communication, care for skin diseases in developing countries

John Vaughn - narrative medicine; student health