Faculty & Staff

The coordinators, faculty and staff members of Davidson's Medical Humanities program are committed to providing students with an excellent undergraduate education. What brings them together is their desire to humanize medicine. The medical humanities faculty and staff members are the authors of many scholarly books and articles, the initiators of major biomedical research projects and public policy proposals, and speakers at numerous conferences. The group regularly meets with students to discuss current issues in bioethics.

Faculty work is supported by the college and the Frederick Womble Speas Family.

Marleen Eijkholt

Marleen M. Eijkholt
Ph.D., University of Manchester, Manchester (UK)

My research focuses on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of new neuro-technologies in the contexts of treatment, research or experimental interventions.

Andrew Lustig

B. Andrew Lustig (Interim Director)
Ph.D., University of Virginia

I teach courses in religion and science, theological ethics, and applied ethics, especially bioethics.

Kate Orroth

Kate Orroth
Ph.D, University of London

My research interests include epidemiological methods used to better understand HIV epidemics.

Lauren Stutts

Lauren Stutts
Ph.D. University of Florida

My specialty area is health/medical psychology with a focus on rehabilitation populations and in the area of college student resiliency, health, and wellbeing. I'm a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and trained in psychological assessment, including diagnostic interviews, neuropsychological assessments, and health behavior assessments.


Frances Alexander

Frances Alexander
Administrative Assistant

I have worked at Davidson for 26 years assisting multiple academic departments, and currently enjoy supporting the Pre-Medicine and Allied Health and Medical Humanities programs.