May 2016 issue of Baylor ISR's Religion Watch https://t.co/FCtIufO1YN
Christopher Hale on Religion & Protest in Mexico @RoRcast https://t.co/xGsdjS2yo0
Moqtada al-Sadr's Return - The Atlantic https://t.co/7QTUcUdOVu
The Data Don’t Lie: Couples That Pray Together Actually Do Stay Together | @WilcoxNMP @CTmagazine https://t.co/E6wu0gDiWI
Forthcoming and Recent Books in Modern British Religious History (2016) | @JoeStubenrauch of @BaylorHistory https://t.co/F9xVFDCNxA
Healing Prayer https://t.co/XMWHL1V6T2 Philip Jenkins at the Anxious Bench blog
Rodney Stark's new book is Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History https://t.co/LGfU3rP22H @TempletonPress
Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Have Prayed For Healing - Huffington post on Jeff Levin's new study https://t.co/bmRyJxlye9 #Baylor ISR
The Myth of the Mythical Jesus - Philip Jenkins https://t.co/8naqt2A9cR
A new #Baylor ISR study by Jeff Levin says 90% of Americans have prayed for healing https://t.co/0JkB2x9pfS @CNNBelief

Religion and Population Health (PRPH)

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Director
Dr. Jeff Levin
Director of PRPH

The mission of the Baylor ISR Program on Religion and Population Health (PRPH) is to conduct and promote social, behavioral, and epidemiologic research on the impact of religious involvement on indicators of population health. These indicators include population-wide rates of morbidity, mortality, and disability and personal and population-wide measures of physical and mental health status, general well-being, and aging. Investigations are grounded in theory and methods drawn from the fields of sociology, psychology, epidemiology, and social demography. Special emphasis is given to longitudinal, gerontological, and life-course research; to age, gender, social class, and racial and ethnic variation; and to underinvestigated religious populations.

Scholarly work by the Director of PRPH, Dr. Jeff Levin, and his associates focuses on (a) epidemiologic research on religion and population health in national and international samples, (b) social and gerontological research on religion among underinvestigated populations (especially Jewish and African-American respondents), (c) empirical research on the health impact of faith-based other-regarding attitudes and behaviors (primarily altruistic and compassionate love), and (d) historical and theoretical studies of religious themes related to complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body healing, and spirituality and consciousness. Dr. Levin also has additional interest in larger themes at the interface of theology and medicine, in the construction of a scholarly field around the intersection of Judaism and health, and in contributing to the national conversation on the role of faith and faith-based initiatives in health policy.

Dr. Levin and PRPH have a variety of ongoing projects. These include (a) conducting social and epidemiologic research on Judaism and population health, (b) formulating a role for faith-based resources in the national and global health policy arenas, and (c) writing scholarly papers and reviews on various subjects, especially the work of healers. Links to these projects are found below.

Judaism and Population Health Research

Faith-Based Initiatives in Health Policy

Research on Healers and Healing