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Cheryl Giles

Cheryl Giles is the Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling and a licensed clinical psychologist  who has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1997. Professor Giles teaches courses on spiritual care, trauma and resilience for caregivers, and compassionate care of the dying. Her primary research interests are identifying the role of risk and resilience in developing healthy adolescents and exploring how Buddhist Chaplains can be a spiritual ally in relieving the suffering of those who cope with health care disparities and other forms of oppression. Professor Giles is the co-editor of The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work (Wisdom Press, 2012) and co-editor with Pamela Ayo Yetunde of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom (Shambala, 2020).

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