Michael Balboni

Michael Balboni, PhD, ThM, MDiv

Michael Balboni, PhD, ThM, MDiv, is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a palliative care researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He holds a PhD in practical theology from Boston University and has completed post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health and at Harvard Divinity School. As a theologian, his focus has included the development of a theology of medicine and a concentration in the theological underpinnings related to spiritual care in a pluralistic, secular medical context. As a social-scientific researcher, his empirical focus has been on spirituality and religion in end-of-life care. Reverend Balboni is a licensed Congregational minister and co-leads the Longwood Christian Community, an intentional community of healthcare students and professionals in Boston.