Religion in Public Institutions
Ethics Committees in Healthcare Organizations
The Moral Lives of Healthcare Professionals
Conflicts over Sexuality in Religious Organizations
Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Religion
Teaching Sociology and Religion
Spirituality and Religion in Healthcare
2022. “Supporting Chaplains on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Method Practice-based Pilot Intervention Study” with Captari, L. E., Hydinger, K. R., Sandage, S. J., Choe, E. J., Bronstein, M., Stavros, G., Shim, P., Kintanar, A. R., & Rambo, S. Psychological Services
2022. “Chaplains and Spiritual Caregivers in American Healthcare Organizations” with Michael Skaggs. In The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine and Health. Edited by Dorothea Luddeckens, Philipp Hetmanczyk, Pamela Klassen, and Justin Stein. Routledge Press.
2021. “Staff-Care by Chaplains During COVID-19” with Beba Tata, Daniel Nuzum, Karen Murphy, Leila Karimi. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling. 75(IS): 24-29.
2021. “How Do Healthcare Executives Understand and Make Decision about Spiritual Care Provision? A Pilot Study” with Aja Antoine, George Fitchett, Deborah Marin, Vanshdeep Sharma, Andrew Garmen, Trace Haythorn, and Kelsey White. Southern Medical Journal. 114(4): 207-212.
2020. “What Organizational and Business Models Underlie Spiritual Care Staffing in Healthcare Organizations? An Initial Description and Analysis” with Aja Antoine, George Fitchett, Deborah Marin, Vanshdeep Sharma, Andrew Garmen, Trace Haythorn, Kelsey White and Amy Greene. Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
2020. “Training Chaplains and Spiritual Caregivers? The Emergence and Growth of Chaplaincy Programs in Theological Education” with Irene Elizabeth Stroud, Patricia K. Palmer, George Fitchett, Trace Haythorn, Casey Clevenger. Pastoral Psychology 69: 187-208.
2020. “Education for Professional Chaplaincy in the US: Mapping Current Practice in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)” with Casey Clevenger, Irene Elizabeth Stroud, Patricia K. Palmer, Trace Haythorn, George Fitchett. Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 7: 1-16.
2020. “Mapping the Healthcare Chaplaincy Workforce: A Baseline Description” with Kelsey White, Marilyn Barnes and George Fitchett. Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 7: 1-16.
2019. “Clergy Working Outside of Congregations, 1976-2018” with Cyrus Schleifer. Review of Religious Research 61, 411-429.
2019. “Training Healthcare Chaplains: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” with George Fitchett, Trace Haythorn, Patricia K. Palmer, Shelly Rambo, Casey Clevenger, Irene Elizabeth Stroud. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. 73(4):211-221.
2019. “Interprofessional Spiritual Care Training for Geriatric Care Providers” with Julia Bandini,* Mary Martha Thiel, Elaine Meyer, Sara Paasche-Orlow, Qian Zhang,* Journal of Palliative Medicine. 22: 1-7.
2019. “The Effects of Chaplaincy Visits in an Elder Care Setting: An Analysis of Existing Data” with Qian Zhang, Jess Shenkel, Sara Paasche-Orlow, Margaret Bryan, John Morris. Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy. April (19):1-14.
2018. “Healthcare Chaplaincy as a Companion Profession: Historical Developments.” Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy. August (13):1-16.
2018. “Translating Spirituality: Universalism and Particularlism in the Diffusion of Spiritual Care from the United States to Israel” with Michal Pagis and Orly Tal. Sociological Forum.
2018. “Online Teaching of Public Health and Spirituality at University of Illinois: Chaplains for the Twenty-First Century” with Kathryn Lyndes and George Fitchett. In Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health: Evidence, Implications, and Resources. Edited by Doug Oman. p. 435-444.
2017. “The Role of Religious Beliefs in Ethics Committee Consultation for Conflict Over Life-Sustaining Treatments” with Julia Bandini, Ellen Robinson, Andrew Courtwright, Angelika Zollfrank. Journal of Medical Ethics, p.1-6.
2017. “What do Non-clergy Spiritual Care Providers Contribute to End of Life Care in Israel? A Qualitative Study” with Michal Pagis and Orly Tal. Journal of Religion and Health. 56(2):614-622.
2015. “The Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools in Healthcare” with Julia Bandini. Society. 52(5): 430-437.
2015. “Watch Over Us Sweet Angels: How Loved Ones Remember Babies in a Hospital Memory Book” with Nicky Fox. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.
2015. “Teaching Healthcare Providers How to Provide Spiritual Care: A Pilot Study” with Angelika Zollfrank, Kelly Trevino, Tyler VanderWeele, Michael Balboni, Kathleen Gallivan, George Fitchett, Mary Martha Thiel, and Tracy Balboni. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 18(5): 408-14.
2014. “Negocier les differences religieuses dans les organisations laiques: i’example des chapelles d’hopitaux.”Social Compass 61(2): 178-194.
2013. “Negotiating Religious Differences: The Strategies of Interfaith Chaplains in Healthcare” with Emily Sigalow. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 51(3): 84-98.
2013. “Negotiating Religious Differences in Secular Organizations: The Case of Hospital Chapels.” In Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion with Courtney Bender, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde. Eds. New York: Oxford University Press.
2013. “Negotiating Health-Related Uncertainties: Biomedical and Religious Sources of Information and Support” with Meredith Bergey. Journal of Religion and Health. 52(3): 981-990.
2012. “A Survey of Chaplains’ Roles in Pediatric Palliative Care Integral Members of the Team” with Kathryn Lyndes, George Fitchett, Nancy Berlinger, Jennifer Misasi and Erin Flanagan. Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy. 18(1-2): 74-93.
2011. “The Role of Professional Chaplains on Pediatric Palliative Care Teams: Perspectives from Physicians and Chaplains” with George Fitchett, Kathryn Lyndes, Nancy Berlinger, Erin Flanagan and Jennifer Misasi. Journal of Palliative Medicine 14(6): 704-707.
2011. “What Do Chaplains Contribute to Large Academic Hospitals? The Perspectives of Pediatric Physicians and Chaplains” with Katherine Calle and Jennifer Dillinger. Journal of Religion and Health. 50(2).
2010. “Religion, Spirituality, Health and Medicine: Sociological Intersections” with Brian Fair. Handbook of Medical Sociology. Chloe Byrd, Allan Fremont, Stefan Timmermans, and Peter Conrad, Eds. Vanderbilt University Press. 341-362.
2010.“Negotiating Ambivalence: The Social Power of Muslim Community Health Organizations in America” with Lance Laird. Political and Legal Anthropology Review 33(2): 225-244.
2009. “Prayers in the Clinic: How Do Pediatricians and Pediatric Oncologists Respond?” with Elaine Howard Ecklund. Southern Medical Journal 102(12):1218-1221.
2009. “Physicians’ Experiences and Satisfaction with Chaplains: A National Study” with George Fitchett, Farr Curlin, and Kenneth Rasinski. Archives of Internal Medicine 169(19):1808-1810.
2009. “Religion and Spirituality: A Barrier and a Bridge in the Everyday Professional Work of Pediatric Physicians” with Elaine Howard Ecklund and Nicholas Short. Social Problems 56(4): 702-721.
2009. “Saying Your Prayers, Constructing Your Religions: Medical Studies of Intercessory Prayer.” Journal of Religion 89: 299-327
2009. “Constructing American Muslim Identity: Tales of Two Clinics in Southern California” with Lance Laird. Muslim World99: 270-293. Reprinted in Adkins, Julie, Laurie Occhipinti, and Tara Hefferan Eds. Forthcoming. Not By Faith Alone: Social Services, Social Justice, and Faith-Based Organizations in the U.S. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).
2009. “Religion, Spirituality, and Health: An Institutional Approach.” Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Peter Clarke Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 836-856.
2008. “Lost in Translation? Sociological Observations and Reflections on the Practice of Hospital Chaplaincy” with Raymond De Vries and Nancy Berlinger. The Hastings Center Report. 38(6):9-13.
2008. “Blessings, Strength, and Guidance: Prayer Frames in a Hospital Prayer Book” with M. Daglian. Poetics 36: 358-373.
2008. “The Spiritual and Religious Identities, Beliefs, and Practices of Academic Pediatricians in the United States” with Elizabeth Catlin, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Elizabeth A. Gage, and Angelika Annette Zollfrank. Academic Medicine. 83(12):1146-1152.
2008. “Hospital Chaplaincy in the United States: A National Overview“ with Jeremy Freese and Nicholas Christakis. Southern Medical Journal.101(6):626-630
2007. “The Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Practices of Academic Pediatric Oncologists in the United States” with Elaine Howard Ecklund, Elizabeth A. Gage, and Elizabeth A. Catlin. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.29(11):736-742.
2007. “Muslim Community-Based Health Organizations” with Lance Laird. Report to the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and the Association of Muslim Health Professionals.
2006. “Making Sense of Suffering and Death: How Health Care Providers’ Construct Meanings in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.” With Elizabeth A. Catlin. Journal of Religion and Health.45:2.