International Health Humanities Network Membership

Frank Ames

Frank Ritchel Ames is Professor and Chair of Medical Humanities at Rocky Vista University, Colorado’s new medical college, where he teaches informatics, ethics, and the occasional course on religion, health, and healthcare (2008-present). 

His contributions span two disciplines and include articles in reference works such as Neal-Schuman’s The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences (2011) and de Gruyter’s Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (2010). He reviews titles in religious studies for the Association of College and Research Libraries’s Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (1999-present) and has chaired the editorial group in medical informatics and medical education for Doody’s Review Service (2012-2014). He directed programs and initiatives for the Society of Biblical Literature (2003-2004), proposed and currently co-chairs the SBL section on warfare in ancient Israel (steering committee member since 2004), and is co-editor of and a contributor to the Kent Harold Richards Festschrift, Foster Biblical Scholarship (2010), and four other SBL publications: Writing and Reading War (2008), Interpreting Exile (2011), Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol (2014), and The Prophets Speak on Forced Migration (2015). He is currently writing a monograph entitled War in Ancient Israel: Making Sense of the Rhetoric and Realities of Ancient Isralite Warfare

Professor Ames holds advanced degrees from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management (M.A.), Denver Seminary (M.Div. with honors), and the joint doctoral program of the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology (Ph.D.).

Humanities Subjects

  • Ancient languages
  • Religion

Health Care Areas

  • Health education
  • Health literacy
  • Health policy

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