At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th in room 2001 in the North Building of the Duke Hospital, the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health and Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are hosting a lecture by Dr. Ellen Idler entitled “From the Broad Street Pump, to Call to Midwife, to the Ebola Crisis: Partnerships in Religion and Public Health.” This event is the 18th Annual David B. Larson Memorial Lecture on Religion and Health.
“Most research on religion and health is focused on the individual level. In clinical studies, subjects are patients and outcomes are measures of mental or physical health. In population studies, religious data come from surveys and outcomes from follow-ups of individuals. But there is another type of religion-health connection–less recognized, but no less consequential for researchers–in which religious institutions partner with public health agencies to accomplish population-health objectives neither can achieve alone.” Click here for more information about the lecture.