Thursday, April 7th 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Light Hall 433

Hosted By 

VUSM Medical Ethics, Law, and Policy Group


There are countless players in the global health realm. The faith community is a particularly influential one and is a entryway through which many gain their first exposure. What exactly is the role of the faith community in international health and how is it unique? Dr. Jenny Eaton Dyer, the executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization, will share her insights gained from a long career in the field. Grab your lunch and come join us from 12-1 on Thursday April 7th in 433 Light Hall! 

Dr. Jenny Eaton Dyer Bio

Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization, founded and chaired by Senator Bill Frist, M.D., committed to improving the quality of life for communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. As such, she directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dyer also currently teaches Global Health Politics and Policy as a Lecturer in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She also teaches Religion and Global Health as a Lecturer at Vanderbilt School of Divinity.

Dyer formerly served as the National Faith Outreach Director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign, Bono’s organization, from 2003-2008. In this role, she worked with religious leaders, authors, artists, and other faith-based leaders to promote awareness and advocacy for extreme poverty and global AIDS issues. 

Dyer holds a B.A. in Religion from Samford University (1999), a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School (2001), and a Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University (2007).