Paula J. Teague

Rev. Paula J. Teague, D. Min., MBA

Rev. Paula J. Teague, D. Min., MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Senior Director, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, Johns Hopkins Health System
Director, Clinical Pastoral Education, Johns Hopkins Health System

It is a little unusual to have a chaplain as a School of Medicine faculty member. I enjoy the interprofessional exchange in the GIM division. There is such a strong focus on the mission of healing the whole person including the body, mind AND spirit.


My professional interest is the intersection between faith and health. This includes the patient in the hospital bed as well as the person in the community. My passion is attending to the spiritual well-being of persons in order to positively enhance their recovery from an illness as well as engagement in health. I am most proud of the spiritual care department including the accredited educational program that I have helped to grow. I can truly say that spiritual care is considered vital to the care of patients by my medicine colleagues.

My personal interests revolve around family. I have three adult children and one grandchild. I love mystery novels as a way to rest my brain. In the summer, my herb garden brings me joy. I enjoy learning about North Carolina history being a child of that state. And anytime I can visit a Carolina beach, I am refreshed.


  • Degrees
    • D. Min. / Columbia Seminary, Atlanta 1998

    • MBA / Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business 2008

  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certified Chaplain / Association of Professional Chaplains, 1986

    • Certified Educator / Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, 1989

Selected Publications
  • Teague, PJ, Kraueter S, York, S., Zakaria, S. “The Role of the Chaplain as Patient Navigator in the Intensive Care Unit: A Medical Center’s Exploratory Study.” Journal of Religion and Health. June, 2019.

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  • Purvis, Taylor E, Powell, B, Biba G, Conti D, Thomas, YC, Thomas, H, Carhuapoma, R, Probasco, JC, Teague, PJ. “Burnout and Resilience Among Neurosciences Critical Care Unit Staff.” Neurocritical Care Journal. August, 2019.

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  • Galiatsatos, P, Monson, K, Mopeninu, JO, Negro, D, Hughes, N, Golden, S, Maydan, D, Teague, P, Hale, D.”Community Calls: Lessons and Insights Gained from a Medical-Religious Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Religion and Health. June 2020.

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  • Teague, PJ,* Dutton SL. “The Lost Art of the Apology: A Tool for Clinical Supervision.” Expanding the Circle. Garlid, Zollfrank and Fitchett, ed. Journal of Pastoral Care Press. 2009:263-283. *joint authorship

  • Teague, PJ “Medical-Religious Partnerships: A Hospital Chaplain’s Perspective” Building Healthy Communities Through Medical-Religious Partnerships Daniel Hale, Richard Bennett and Panagis Galiatsatos, ed. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2018: 197.