Religion/Spirituality and Health Care

Wendy Cadge Ph.D.

Cohort 11 — Harvard Alumni List
Professor and Chair of the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program., Department of Sociology
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Dr. Cadge received her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University in 2002. Dr. Cadge's research focuses on religion in the contemporary United States as related to health and healthcare, immigration, and sexuality. Her first book, Heartwood: the First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005. Her most recent book Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine will be released by the University of Chicago Press in October 2012. Recent articles focus on medical studies of intercessory prayer, physicians' experiences of religion and spirituality, hospital chaplains, and the prayers people write in hospital prayer books. Dr. Cadge works regularly with the media and has published op-eds in the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Baltimore Sun.
 

Discipline: Sociology
		

Carol A. Caronna Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice
Towson University, Towson, MD

Dr. Caronna received a PhD and an A.M. in sociology from Stanford University and a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine. She is the co-author of Institutional Theory and Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care (2000, University of Chicago Press) and has published research articles in Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. She also has contributed chapters on acute care and the organization of medical care to the 8th, 9th, and 10th editions of the best-selling public health textbook, Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States (Springer). She is also active in the scholarship of teaching and has published syllabi and course materials in four American Sociology Association teaching resource guides. These publications include her course designs for each of her upper level courses at Towson (Organizations and Society, Work and Occupations, and Sociology of Gender).

Discipline: Sociology
		

John H. Evans Ph.D.

Cohort 5 — Yale Alumni List
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Dr. Evans received both his PhD and MA in Sociology from Princeton University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College. He serves as a Visiting member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, a postdoctoral fellow at the Scholars Program at Yale University and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate. (2002, University of Chicago Press) and Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate (2010, University of Chicago Press.) He has also published many articles on opinion polarization in the U.S. over abortion, homosexuality and related issues; science, health and religion; the sociology of religion; and the structure of public bioethical debates.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Benjamin R. Hertzberg Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Harvard Alumni List
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion , Department of Political Science
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Hertzberg He received a PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2011, where he was a Kenan Institute Graduate Fellow in Ethics and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies. He researches and teaches in the fields of political theory and philosophy and religion and politics.  Previously, Hertzberg was Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University.
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Discipline: Political Science
		

Eric L. McDaniel Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Dr. McDaniel holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McDaniel specializes in American politics. His research areas include religion and politics, Black politics, and organizational behavior. His research focuses on religion and politics, and racial and ethnic politics. He is particularly interested in the role of Black religious institutions in shaping Black political behavior. His recent book, Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches (2008), examines the determinants of Black church political engagement. He is currently working on projects that examine the political consequences of differing religious interpretations and how people define citizenship. His project while in the Program examined how religious interpretation influences attitudes towards health care policy.

Discipline: Political Science