Do We Really Need Influential Christian Intellectuals? |Thomas Kidd, TGC https://t.co/1B0mDK2AEN
Partnerships between faith-based & medical sectors: Implications for preventive medicine & public health, Jeff Levin https://t.co/rrC6coG1RA
European Films on Faith https://t.co/0CZFflKuVs Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench
Francis Beckwith wins AAR 2016 Book Award for his _Taking Rites Seriously_ https://t.co/naYXJYn4to
Of Pastors and Power: Mark Driscoll and the Avignon Papacy - @bethallisonbarr at the @anxious_bench https://t.co/3JceU2LU8v
#Baylor provost L. Gregory Jones: "Achieving organizational breakthroughs in the face of daunting constraints" https://t.co/OSn7Z4JpP1
Ann Killebrew Lecture Sept. 14 at #Baylor: "The Emergence of Israel in Bible and Archaeology" https://t.co/zatywtgHVG
Maureen Fitzgerald on Irish Nuns and Welfare @RoRcast https://t.co/CRelX6GUKb
Up on the Downs - Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench https://t.co/X2xHesH7xl
congratulations to @fbeckwith for his 2016 AAR Book Award, for _Taking Rites Seriously_ https://t.co/naYXJYn4to

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