Wendy Cadge is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Brandeis University. She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States, especially as related to healthcare, immigration and sexuality. She is the author of Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America and many articles, including recent ones on intercessory prayer, physicians’ experiences of religion and spirituality, hospital chaplains, and the prayers people write in hospital prayer books. She also regularly works with the media, contributing op-ed pieces to major newspapers and appearing on television to comment on her areas of study.Her new book Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine was released by the University of Chicago Press on January 16, 2013. Read the preface and first chapter here. Come to the book release party at Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA on February 24, 2013. See a list of upcoming book talks. Order the book through Amazon. More information.