George Grant

George Grant

MDiv, PhD
Assistant Professor, clinical track, Executive Director for Spiritual Health, Woodruff Health Sciences Center


Dr. Grant, a psychologist and theologian, is the Executive Director for Spiritual Health in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University. He is responsible for the education of spiritual health clinicians, the service of spiritual health to patients and staff across Emory Healthcare and a scientific research arm driving evidence-based outcomes.

Since 2007, Grant has fostered research involving the practice component of spiritual health to palliative care and end-of-life decision-making, developing and testing bedside and staff care interventions and has also been achieving the establishment of a research team centered on the science of the field. He currently holds faculty appointments in Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Candler School of Theology and remotely, the University of Washington School of Medicine in Bioethics and Humanities.

Dr. Grant is a United Methodist minister originally from South Carolina. He earned a Bachelor's degree at Wofford College, a Master of Divinity degree at Emory's Candler School of Theology and a PhD in Counseling Psychology and Religion from Boston University.

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