Barbara A. Elliott


Patient Care

Private practice: Hospital chaplain (on-call)
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth


Qualitative and quantitative research that investigates:

  • Justice issues in the delivery of health care
    access to care for the underserved, especially pregnant, parenting and street involved youth (
    access to care for American Indians including ELSI, genetics, and doctor-patient communication
    medical decisions at end of life
  • Spirituality in health and health care


  • 1969 – BA degree (German and International Relations), University of Minnesota Minneapolis
  • 1976 – MA degree (Educational Psychology), University of Minnesota Minneapolis
  • 1983 – PhD degree (Sociology / Medical & Family), University of Minnesota Minneapolis
  • 2004 – CPE, SMDC, Duluth, MN


  • Course Director for Medical Ethics
  • Violence as a Health Issue
  • Spirituality and Health Care
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