Barbara Elliott, PhD, MDiv

Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences

Barbara Elliott

Contact Info

Office Phone (218) 726-6981

Office Address:
University of Minnesota Duluth
155 SMED
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences

Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health - Duluth

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics

PhD, University of Minnesota

MDiv, Episcopal Divinity School


Elliott is an adjunct professor in the Medical School – Duluth campus Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences and an affiliate faculty member in the University’s Center for Bioethics. In addition to her education in medical and family sociology, she has been a visiting scholar with the Hastings Center and a Kellogg National Leadership fellow. In January 2013, Elliott was ordained an Episcopal priest. Her research interests have focused on social justice issues in health care settings, specifically developing and testing programs to improve access to care.



  • Elliott BA, Gessert CE, Larson P, Russ TE. Religious beliefs and practices in end-stage renal disease: implications for clinicians. Pain Symptom Manage. 2012;44(3):400-9.
  • Elliott BA, Dorscher J, Wirta A, Hill DL. Staying connected: Native American women faculty members on experiencing success. Academic Medicine. 2010;85(4):675-9.
  • Elliott BAGessert CE, Peden-McAlpine C. Family decision making in advanced dementia: Narrative and ethics. Scand J Caring Sci2009;23-251-8.
  • Elliott BAWestra R. Reproductive health care in rural communities: Ethical considerations. In: Nelson W, ed. Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College; 2009.