Patrick T. Smith, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. He serves as core faculty for the Master of Bioethics program offered through Harvard’s Center for Bioethics. He also is a principal faculty member for the “Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality,” an interfaculty initiative across Harvard University. His work focuses on the intersection of health care ethics, bioethics, religious ethics, and social justice.
Patrick worked as the Ethics Coordinator for Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, MI. He has served on the Ethics Advisory Council for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, on the board of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of Michigan, the Boston Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee and the Community Ethics Committee. He also provides thought leadership to Harborlight Community Partners, a community development corporation, by serving on its Board of Directors. He is dedicated to global education having taught courses and given talks to various constituencies in Kitwe, Zambia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and various regions in the West Indies.