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"
View all of the speaker videos from the November 2014 “Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health” Conference
"Religious Coping Leads to More Life-Prolonging Care"
February 8, 2010 | Andrea Phelps, PhD, Harvard University
“The Impact of Spiritual Care From the Medical Team on Terminal Cancer Patients End-of-Life Medical Care and Well-Being”
February 8, 2010 | Tracy Balboni, PhD, Harvard University
“Religiously Influenced End-of-Life Decision-Making: Finding the Context”
February 8, 2010 | Ellen Idler, PhD, Emory University
“Under the Umbrella of Religion and Health Research: How is Religion’s Relationship to Public Health Different from its Role in Medicine?”
January 28, 2010 | Ellen Idler, PhD, Emory University
"Healthworlds: Conceptualizing Landscapes of Health and Healing"
December 2, 2009 | Rev. Paul Germond, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
"Water and the Spirit: Theology in the Time of Cholera"
November 30, 2009 | Steve de Gruchy, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa