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Kelly Arora, PhD

Kelly Arora, PhD

Dr. Kelly Arora is Co-Director of the Master of Science in Palliative Care and Interprofessional Palliative Care Certificate Program. She is also the John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Spiritual Care at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Arora has taught courses on the relationship between spirituality and health at Regis University and at the Regis University School of Pharmacy, as well as courses in interprofessional ethics at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Her passion for spirituality in health care began when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis over 20 years ago. She actively sought ways to address spiritual questions and concerns related to her health when it was evident that medical professionals were uncomfortable talking about the spiritual dimension of her illness experience. Arora serves on the board of Centus Counseling, Consulting and Education, and she is a member of the Porter Adventist Hospital Ethics Committee. In addition to teaching, research, publishing and speaking about health and spirituality, Arora maintains a private practice in spiritual direction. She lives in the south Denver area with her husband, a wireless communications consultant and two awesome children, who are busy navigating life in their early 20s. The family loves hiking, annual trips to Telluride, and trying bizarre foods. Their elderly and cranky cat rules the world from her command post at home.

Contact Email: kelly.arora@ucdenver.edu | Phone: 720.620.9001

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