CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- November 18-21: American Academy of Religion annual meeting
- November 28: Childhood Mortality & Emory CHAMPS Project»
- November 29: ethnoGRAPHIC: Broadening the Audience for Anthropology and Ethnography Through Graphic Novels»
- December 9: Classes end
- Ongoing-May 2018: Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will»
FEATURED NEWS & VIDEOS
April 3, 2017 - Lecture by Dave Robinson at the Rollins School of Public Health Fear, Death, Faith, and Trust: Muslims and Christians Fighting Ebola Together in Sierra Leone References World Vision International—Protecting the Living Honouring the Dead Ebola 2017...read more
FEATURED: WHAT WE’RE READING & WATCHING
From Baylor Lariat A panel of faculty from the religion, public health and sociology departments hosted a discussion about how people relate to sex as the concluding part of a series about sexual assault and rape culture Thursday evening in the Baylor Sciences...read more
From Religion News Service I was thrilled to hear that PBS’ “Call the Midwife” has started a new season in the U.S., especially since a British friend had sworn to me that no more episodes were being produced. Back we can go to those breath-holding glimpses of...read more
HuffPost, April 11, 2017 “…what is the impact of the public trashing of religion on the lives of the great majority of Americans who profess a belief in God? New research exploring the relation between mental health and negative media portrayals of religion...read more
Religion as Social Determinant of Public Health
Ellen Idler, PhD, editor.
Oxford University Press, 2014
In the fall of 2010, Ellen Idler, Director of the Religion and Public Health Collaborative and Professor of Sociology, convened an interdisciplinary faculty seminar at Emory that explored both the positive and negative intersections of religion and public health. Faculty from the schools of public health, theology, medicine, nursing, and the graduate school met monthly, discussing the complex relationship of religion and public health, two institutions that often share common interests but sometimes find themselves in opposition. What was clear at the outset was this: religion was an invisible and unacknowledged but utterly crucial social determinant of public health.