Rev. Anne Dondapati Allen, MA, M.Div, PhD

Clinical Faculty

phone:  (720) 848-0131
office:    Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 1 - Rm. 1135 Rev. Anne Dondapati Allen_MA_M.Div_PhD

Anne Dondapati Allen is a staff chaplain II at the University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Campus.  Prior to her work in Healthcare Chaplaincy, she was Adjunct faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies
at the University of Denver, Colorado Women’s College and Adjunct Faculty in Psychology, Johnson and Wales University, Denver Campus. 

Anne is a Lead Consultant for the UCH Ethics Consult Service and has been a part of the consult service since 2018. In addition to ethics consultation she contributes to ethics education through the Nurse Residency program at UCH and mentors Ethics Ambassadors. Anne’s research interests include investigating moral distress and moral resiliency among URiM and other healthcare professions.


  • Bachelor of Arts: St. Theresa’s College, Eluru, India
     (Triple Major - Psychology, Political Science and English Literature)
  • Masters in Applied Psychology: Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India
     (Concentration in Intellectual and Developmental Delays)
  • Masters in Divinity: San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Francisco, California
  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD: University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology,
    Joint Ph.D. Program, Denver, Colorado (Religion and Psychological Studies )             


  • Clinical Ethics and Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress and Moral Resiliency
  • Moral Distress Rounds
  • Ethical challenges of caring for displaced communities


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