Date(s) - 14/10/2017
All Day

Boston University


Boston University Fall Conference

Do religion and healthcare operate in two distinct worlds? Might religious traditions bring insights and perspectives to health care practice, and vice versa? What practical, legal and ethical dilemmas do public health or healthcare practitioners face when it comes to the religion, faith, and spirituality of their patients, clients, or communities?

Boston University’s doctoral students in religious studies, theology, and public health, invite current students or recent graduates, to submit abstract and presentation proposals to the Fall 2017 Conference, “Going Viral: Religion and Health” to explore these and other questions like them.

The keynote speaker for this conference will be Dr. Ellen Idler, PhD. Dr. Idler is the Director of the Religion and Public Health Collaborative, Samuel Candler Dobbs Chair of Sociology in Emory College, joint faculty in the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, and a Senior Fellow at the Emory Center for Ethics. Her interdisciplinary training in sociology, religion, and public health strengthens the cross-discipline bridging relationships that characterize Emory’s Strategic Initiatives. Dr. Idler is known for her research on religion as a social determinant of health, health perceptions, disability, and quality of life, particularly in aging populations. For more on Dr. Idler’s current work, please visit:

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2017 BU Conference Schedule