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

Idler, Ellen and Allan Kellehear. In press. “Religion in Public Health Care Institutions: US and UK Perspectives”. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Special Issue on Religion in Public Institutions, Wendy Cadge, Editor.

Idler, Ellen and Mimi Kiser. In press. “Religion and Public Health at Emory University”. In Doug Oman, Editor. Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health: Evidence, Implications, and Resources.

Lartey, Emmanuel.  Co-editor, Pastoral Care, Health, Healing, and Wholeness in African Contexts. Wipf and Stock, 2017

Idler, Ellen. 2016. “Religious Ritual and Practice in Old Age”. Pp. 123-140 in Malcolm Johnson and Jo Walker, Eds. Spiritual Dimensions of Ageing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

George Dalmida, S., Aduloju-Ajijola, N., Clayton-Jones, D., Thomas, T. L., Erazo Toscano, R. J., Lewis, R., … & Lunyong, M. (2016). Sexual Risk Behaviors of African American Adolescent Females: The Role of Cognitive and Religious Factors. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1043659616678660.

Idler, Ellen L. 2015. “Religion and Health: Sociological Considerations”. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 20. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 269–272.

Idler, Ellen, Zachary Binney, George Grant, Molly Perkins, Tammie Quest. 2015. “Practical Matters and Ultimate Concerns, ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’: A Diary Study of the Chaplain’s Role in the Care of the Seriously Ill in an Urban Acute Care Hospital”. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54(4):722-738

Halpin, Sean N., Rebecca L. Dillard, Ellen Idler, Carolyn Clevenger, Elizabeth Rothschild, Sarah Blanton, Jessica Wilson, Jonathan M. Flacker. 2015. “The Benefits of Being a Senior Mentor: Cultivating Resilience Through the Mentorship of Health Professions Students”. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education published online 8/7/2015 DOI:10.1080/02701960.2015.1079707

Idler, Ellen L. 2015. “Religion and Health: Sociological Considerations”. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 20. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 269–272.

Blevins, John and Peter Irungu. “Different Ways of Doing Violence: Sexuality, Religion, and Public Health in the Lives of Same-Gender Loving Men in Kenya. Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Forthcoming 2015.

Jakes, Susan, Annie Hardison-Moody, Sarah K. Bowen, and John Blevins. “Engaging Community Change: The Critical Role of Values in Health Asset Mapping. Community Development. Forthcoming 2015.

Idler, Ellen L.
, Editor. 2014. Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press.

Idler, Ellen 2014. “Health and Religion”. In William Cockerham, Editor, Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Pp. 1095-1099.

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.

Blevins, John, Mimi Kiser, Sandra Thurman, and Laura Beres. “Community Health Assets Mapping: A Mixed Methods Approach in Nairobi.” In Mapping, Cost, and Reach to the Poor of Faith-Inspired Health Care Providers in Sub Saharan Africa.Washington, DC: The World Bank. 2012

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.

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: . 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: 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.