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Recent Publications by Emory Faculty and Students on Religion and Public Health:

Blevins, J. (in press). Community Health Assets Mapping: A Mixed Methods Approach in Nairobi. Washington, DC: The World Bank. [Solicited manuscript submitted to the World Bank accepted for publication in a monograph on development and community engagement]

Idler, Ellen (in press). “Religion and Health”, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. General Editor, James Wright. Social and Behavioral Sciences Editor, Darren Sherkat. Elsevier: Amsterdam.

Idler, Ellen (2013). “Ritual and Practice”. In K. Pargament (Ed.-in Chief), J. Exline & J Jones (Assoc. Eds.), APA Handbooks in Psychology: APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Vol. 1. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. MS 36 pp.

Garrido, Melissa, Ellen Idler, Howard Leventhal, Deborah Carr. (2012) “Pathways from Religion to Advance Care Planning: Beliefs about Control over Length of Life and End-of-Life Values”. The Gerontologist [Online First] first published on November 15, 2012 doi: 110.1093/geront/gns128

Blevins, J., Doan, S., Thurman, S., Walsh, T., Buckingham, W., Davison, V., Deluca, K., Kiser, M., Martin, C., Mugweru, M., Mombo, E., Okaalet, P. (2012). A Firm Foundation: The PEPFAR Consultation on the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Sustaining Community and Country Leadership in HIV/AIDS. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State.

Dalmida, S.G., Holstad, M.M., DiIorio, C.K. & Laderman, G. The meaning and use of spirituality among African American women with HIV/AIDS. Western Journal of Nursing Research [Online First] first published on May 6, 2012 doi: 10.1177/0193945912443740.

Dalmida, S.G., Koenig, H.G. Religious coping, stress, mental health and health-related quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS. (In Review).

Bauer-Wu, S. (2011). Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully With Serious and Life-Limiting Illness Through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedness. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland, CA.

Blevins, J.(2011). “Tough Negotiations: Religion and Sex in Culture and Human Lives in the United States and Africa.” In When Religion and Health Align: Mobilising Religious HealthAssets for Transformation. J Cochrane, B Schmid, T Cutts, ed. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications

Blevins, J.(2011). “Becoming Undone and Becoming Human: Sexual and Religious Selves in the Thought of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler.” In Queer Religion, Volume I: Homosexuality in Modern Religious History. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers.

Blevins, J. (2011). Something to Prove?: Pastoral Theology and Practice in the Context of Evidence-Based Outcomes. Practical Matters, Vol. 3.

Idler, Ellen. (2011). “Religion and Adult Mortality.” In International Handbook of Adult Mortality, Richard Rogers and Eileen Crimmins, Editors. Dordrecht: Springer. Pp. 345-377.

Kiser, M. (2011). “Boundary Leaders: Seeing and Leading in the Midst of the Whole.”In When Religion and Health Align: Mobilising Religious HealthAssets for Transformation. J Cochrane, B Schmid, T Cutts, ed. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications

Din, E., Kelly, S., Burnley, K., Nelson, D., Lutin, A., Connolly, G., Kelly, C., Brown, D & Dalmida, S.G. (2010). Gateway to holistic healing. American Holistic Nurses Association Faculty/Student ENews, 2(3), 1-6.

Dalmida, S.G.,Robertson, B., Carrion, MM., Thompson, W.W., Erskine, N.L., Scruggs, N.J., Palomeque, F. & Sniderman, M. (2010). Spirituality, religiousness, psychosocial factors and maternal-infant outcomes in Latina mothers. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(3), 1-19.

Idler, Ellen, Carol Hogue, and Karen Scheib. (2010). “Under the Umbrella of Religion and Health Research: What Makes Research in Religion and Public Health Different from Research in Religion and Medicine?” Association of Religion Data Archives Guiding Papers Series. MS 22 pp. http://www.thearda.com/rrh/papers/guidingpapers.asp

Idler, Ellen. 2010. “Health and Religion.” In The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology. William Cockerham, Editor. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Pp. 133-158.

Gaydos L,Smith A, Hogue C, Blevins J. (2010). An Emerging Field in Religion and Reproductive Health. Journal of Religion and Health 49(4): 473.

Yang Z., Gaydos L. (2010). Reasons for and Challenges of Recent Increases in Teen Birth Rates: A Study of Family Planning Service Policies and Demographic Changes at the State Level. Journal of Adolescent Health 4(6): 517-524

Dalmida, S.G.,Holstad, M.M., Dilorio, C.K. & Laderman, G. (2009). Spiritual well-being, depressive symptoms, and immune status among women living with HIV/AIDS. Women and Health, 49(2), 119-43. PMID:19533506: PMC2699019.

Blevins, J. (2009).Changing (Dis)Course: Psychology and Theology in Light of Social Construction. Sacred Spaces: The Journal of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors 1(1).

Blevins, J.(2009). Religion, AIDS, & Africa, After Obama. Religion Dispatches. Online:http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/aidsandhiv/1708/ . 23 September 2009.

Idler, Ellen, Julie McLaughlin, and Stanislav Kasl. (2009). “Religion and the Quality of Life in the Last Year of Life”.Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 64B(4): 528-537.

Idler, Ellen, Richard J. Contrada, David A. Boulifard, Erich W. Labouvie, Yung Chen, and Tyrone J. Krause. (2009). “Looking in the Black Box of ‘Attendance at Services’: Exploring an Old Dimension for Religion and Health Research.” International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 19:1-20.

Blevins, J. (2008). Christianity and Condoms. Religion Dispatches. Online: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/aidsandhiv/513/. 29 September 2008.

Dalmida, S.G. (2008). Spirituality, stress, and social support among people living with HIV/AIDS. The Center Report, 28, 1, 2-3. Durham: Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

Bauer-Wu, S., Barrett, R., & Yeager, K. (2007). Spiritual perspectives and practices at the end-of-life: A review of the major world religions and application to palliative care. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 13(2), 53-58.

Kramer M, Hogue C, Gaydos L.(2007). Non-Contracepting Behavior In Women At Risk For Unintended Pregnancy: What’s Religion Got To Do With It? Annals of Epidemiology 5(7):327-34

Lifflander A,Gaydos L, Hogue C. (2007). Circumstances of Pregnancy: Low Income Women in Georgia Describe the Difference Between Planned and Unplanned Pregnancies. Maternal and Child Health Journal 11:81-89.

Ott, M.J, Norris, R., & Bauer-Wu, S.M. (2006). Mindfulness meditation for oncology patients: A discussion and critical review. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 5(2), 98-108. [PMID: 16685074]

Dalmida, S.G.(2006). Sprituality, mental health, and health-related quality of life among women with HIV/AIDS: Integrating spirituality into mental health care. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27 185-198.

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