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Alex Lion, DO MPH

Co-Principal Investigator, Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist

Alex Lion, DO MPH, is a pediatric neuro-oncologist whose scholarship focuses on the integration of patient religion and spirituality into their care, with special attention to religious and spiritual diversity. He has co-authored multiple publications in this area including ethics publications on physician prayer and how to address parents praying for a miracle, a review of chaplain notes with insights how to integrate chaplain care into medical practice, as well as a pilot study of inter-professional spiritual care in pediatric hematology/oncology. Dr. Lion currently holds a grant to provide team-based spiritual care training across the statewide IU Health system. Dr. Lion is the co-director of the Religion and Spirituality in Medicine Scholarly Concentration at the IU School of Medicine. He is also the associate director of the Evans Center for the Integration of Spiritual and Religious Values at IU Health, in which he hosts a quarterly spirituality research colloquium. On a national level, Dr. Lion sits on the executive leadership committee for the Conference on Medicine and Religion, which he is leading a team from IU in hosting in 2024 in Indianapolis.


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