Jenny Eaton Dyer

Jenny Eaton Dyer

Jenny Eaton Dyer

Jenny Eaton Dyer (PhD, Vanderbuilt University) is executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization, founded and chaired by Senator Bill Frist. She directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the Faith-Based Coalition for Global Nutrition with support from the Eleanor Crook Foundation. She also formerly served as the national faith outreach director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign, Bono’s organization, from 2003–2008.

Dyer has written widely on the intersection of religion and health. She is a contributor to Why Save Africa: Answers from around the World and a cocompiler of The aWAKE Project: Uniting Against the African AIDS Crisis and The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and also within the Vanderbuilt University School of Divinity.

She holds a BA in religion from Samford University, an MTS from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a PhD in history and critical theories of religion from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, John, and their two children.

Edited by Jenny Eaton Dyer and Cathleen Falsani