.@RFInstitute's Tom Farr joins panel at @MSMU to discuss: "Our Right, Our Gift from God: Religious Freedom: https://t.co/qKn1QNtY65
German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for a ban on "full veil" Islamic coverings. https://t.co/FY7OhBZrKm
What keeps #Baylor focused on its mission? Intentional efforts like @BaylorIFL play a big part: https://t.co/BqISqT8z6L
A true purple moment: The time to pass the International Religious Freedom Act is now | The Hill https://t.co/MgaCTWgfZe
"Blessed Are the Green of Heart," by Alan Jacobs | First Things https://t.co/X2wbfAOcaY
Rorschach Religious Architecture - Christian Sahner on the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba - WSJ https://t.co/cZ849J500m
Sherif Girgis Lecture: "What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense" #Baylor ISR lecture video https://t.co/otwsT7uC0b
Paul Marshall - “Is Christian-Muslim Conflict Inevitable? The Role of Indonesia” - ISR video https://t.co/rrQEiyWQzN
Prevalence and Religious Predictors of Healing Prayer Use in the USA - Jeff Levin https://t.co/xMrvC6J3vq
Churches, Chapels, and Desirable Residences - Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench https://t.co/86WJK9pKDv

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