Video Archives

The RPHC has hosted noted scholars who have spent their careers in the field of religion and public health.¬† Below are videos from the “Practices, Peoples, Partnerships, and Politics” conference based on our book Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health (Ellen Idler, Editor, Oxford University Press) as well as lectures by other noted scholars (including Ellen Idler’s inaugural lecture as the director of the RPHC).

Click on the links below to view the lectures (must have iTunes installed).

“Practices Peoples, Partnerships, and Politics” conference (November 2014) videos

February 8, 2010

  • Andrea Phelps, PhD, Harvard University

“Religious Coping Leads to More Life-Prolonging Care”

  • Tracy Balboni, PhD, Harvard University

“The Impact of Spiritual Care From the Medical Team on Terminal Cancer Patients End-of-Life Medical Care and Well-Being”

  • Ellen Idler, Emory University

“Religiously Influenced End-of-Life Decision-Making: Finding the Context”

 January 28, 2010

  • Ellen Idler, PhD, Director, Religion and Public Health Collaborative

“Under the Umbrella of Religion and Health Research: How is Religion’s Relationship to Public Health Different from its Role in Medicine?”

December 2, 2009

  • Rev. Paul Germond, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

“Healthworlds: Conceptualizing Landscapes of Health and Healing”

November 30, 2009

  • Steve de Gruchy, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

“Water and the Spirit: Theology in the Time of Cholera”