Spirituality and Medicine

What the New York Times Gets Wrong about Marriage, Health, and Wellbeing

Tyler VanderWeele

May 30, 2017

Last week, a New York Times 0p-ed, “Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not,” called into question a large body of research indicating marriage is associated with better health, less depression, and greater well-being.1-16 From a rigorous research perspective, some of the earlier studies were indeed methodologically weak, but in the past two decades, that has changed. There are now a number of strong studies that...

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An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

July 12, 2016

Author of: The Finest Traditions of My Calling

The evolution of medicine away from individual patient-centered care and towards a more efficient, population-based approach has had large repercussions on the quality and depth of care delivered to the ill. As healthcare reforms in the United States continue to be made, the patient-physician relationship is being strained as the practice of medical care moves physicians away from seeing patients for more than their physical ailments. Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, director of adult inpatient psychiatry at Denver Health,...

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Science of Connectedness: Blog by Summer 2016 Intern Sarah Koss

June 23, 2016

Science of Connectedness is a new blog by Sarah Koss that explores spirituality and health through research and reflection.

Sarah Koss is a Summer 2016 research intern working with Drs. Michael and Tracy Balboni, with a primarily focus on the National Clergy Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in honors psychology and just completed the first year of her Master of...

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Media Outlets: "Association of Religious Service Attendance with Mortality Among Women"

June 23, 2016

Numerous media reports have been made on the findings from a recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine by Drs. Shanshan Li, Meir Stampfer, David Williams, and Tyler VanderWeele entitled "Association of Religious Service Attendance with Mortality Among Women."

The study, conducted through The Harvard T.H. Chan...

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