Calvin Bradley, Jr.
Calvin Bradley Jr. serves as an Assistant Professor in Patient Counseling as well as Pediatric Chaplain and Service Line Liaison for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHOR) at VCU Health.
He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Residency training at ECU Health (formerly Vidant Health) in Greenville, NC in 2017 and immediately transitioned into the role of Pediatric Chaplain for the Maynard Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services at ECU Health.
Calvin earned his Master of Divinity with a concentration in Chaplaincy and Counseling from Campbell University Divinity School and an MS in Global and International Education with a concentration in Peace Studies from Drexel University. He completed his undergraduate studies at East Carolina University, earning a BS in Rehabilitation Studies, BA in Religious Studies with a minor in African & African American Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Global Understanding.
He is a Board-Certified (BCC) Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), a Healthcare Ethics Certified Consultant (HEC-C) with the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), and a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). He currently serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Pediatric Chaplain’s Network (PCN), where is also a member of the Research Committee and co-leads an early-career mentoring project for new pediatric chaplains. He also serves as the Students & New Professionals Representative for the Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section of NCFR.
Calvin is a Hasting’s Center Sadler Scholar, a significant honor and recognition of early-career BIPOC voices in the field of bioethics and health equity. In 2018, he was awarded the Drexel University’s ‘40 Under 40’ alumni award for outstanding achievements and service.
Some of his research interests include pediatric health disparities and DEI initiatives, adolescent spiritual care assessment and interventions, non-verbal communication and conflict in pediatric care settings.