Why THE WITCH is One of the Greatest Historical Films Ever Made https://t.co/ePSe6zB7je Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench blog
The diverse communion of Baptists in America | The Christian Century reviews Kidd and Hankins, Baptists in America https://t.co/JQ6Nz4cwkb
An Extensive Aside, Dispelling Myths: An Interview with Rodney Stark - Kathleen A. Mulhern https://t.co/Hu7QU2efAX
rt @ChristianCent Philip Jenkins's take on Grevel Lindop's biography of "The Third Inkling." https://t.co/P9LF50JBMS #bookreview
Baylor ISR - Byron R. Johnson- End of Religion? (May 5, 2015) https://t.co/C0ko00OeFz
new Byron Johnson study of the effects of social isolation on young people being treated for addiction @LSEUSAblog https://t.co/fPcXLc4sAr
Another possible benefit of going to church: A 33 percent chance of living longer - The Washington Post https://t.co/SH19Y7W7VQ
“Godless Lives?: Does Religion Matter for Our Well-Being?” – Jeff Levin https://t.co/NTGiIwBXwc
Philip Jenkins revisits the ethics of the atomic bomb https://t.co/YDPjVRoOrT @ABCReligion
Selfishly selfless: social anxiety, addiction and the benefits of service - Byron Johnson, Maria Pagano https://t.co/8DQAiTt5iA

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