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IRHAP is an open network, with no formal membership list or dues. The individuals listed here are involved in scholarship or reflection on religion and public health and have been engaged with IRHAP in some way.

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Name and Main Affiliation Example of Current Work in This Area Downloads
James R Cochrane
University of Cape Town

Gary Gunderson and James R Cochrane. 2012. Religion and the health of the public: shifting the paradigm. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Cochrane’s Top10 Bibliography
Jill Olivier
University of Cape Town

Jill Olivier and Quentin Wodon (Eds). 2012. Strengthening faith-inspired health engagement in Africa Volumes 1,2&3. Washington DC, The World Bank (external link)

Olivier’s Top10 Bibliography
Gary Gunderson
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest University

Gary Gunderson and James R Cochrane. 2012. Religion and the health of the public: shifting the paradigm. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (external link)

Gunderson’s Top10 Bibliography
Teresa Cutts
Wake Forest University

Cutts, Teresa, and James R. Cochrane, eds. 2016. Stakeholder health: insights from new systems of health. Winston Salem: Stakeholder Health, for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Azza Karam
UNFPA
Azza Karam, Julie Clague, Katherine Marshall, and Jill Olivier. 2015. The view from above: Faith and health. The Lancet 386:22-24 (DOI)  
Barbara Schmid
University of Cape Town

Barbara Schmid, Elizabeth Thomas, Jill Olivier, and James R. Cochrane. 2008. The contribution of religious entities to health in sub-Saharan Africa.
Cape Town: African Religious Health Assets Programme.

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Beate Jakob
Difaem

Beate Jakob. 2012. Witnessing to Christ today: promoting health and wholeness for all. International Review of Mission 101 (1):132.

 
Beverley Haddad
University of KwaZulu Natal

Beverley Haddad (ed). 2011. Religion and HIV and AIDS: charting the terrain. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

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Christoph Benn
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria

Benn, Christoph. 2011. ‘The continued paradigm shift in global health and the role of the faith community.’ In When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid and Teresa Cutts, 2-15. Pietermaritzburg SA: Cluster Publications.

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Dean Pallant
The Salvation Army

Pallant, Dean. 2012. Keeping faith in faith-based organizations: A practical theology of Salvation Army health ministry: WIPF and Stock Publishers.

 
Deborah McFarland
Emory University

Cochrane, James R., Deborah A. McFarland, and Gary R. Gunderson. 2014. "Mapping religious resources for health: The African Religious Health Assets Programme." In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health: Interdisciplinary Inquiries, edited by Ellen L. Idler, 344-364. New York: Oxford University Press.

 
Denice Ackerman
Stellenbosch University
Ackermann, Denise M. 2002. Tamar’s cry: Re-reading an ancient text in the midst of an HIV/AIDS pandemic. Stellenbosch/London: EFSA/Catholic Institute for International Relations.  
Elias Bongmba
Rice University Bongmba
Elias Kifon. 2007. Facing a pandemic: The African Church and the crisis of AIDS. Waco Texas: Baylor University Press.  
Elizabeth (Liz) Thomas
Independent
Thomas, Elizabeth, Barbara Schmid, Malibongwe Gwele, Rosemond Ngubo, and James R. Cochrane. 2006. Let us embrace: The role and significance of an integrated faith-based initiative for HIV and AIDS. Cape Town: African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP).  
Ellen Idler
Emory University, School of Theology

Idler, Ellen L., ed. 2014. Religion as a social

determinant of public health. New York: Oxford University Press.

 
Frank Dimmock
Independent
Dimmock, Frank. 2011. "Maintaining and Strengthening African Religious Health Assets, Challenges Facing Christian Health Associations in the Next Decade." In When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid and Teresa Cutts. Pietermaritzburg SA: Cluster Publications. Download from Profiled Publications
Geoff Foster
Independent
Foster, Geoff. 2004. Study of the response by faith-based organisations to orphans and vulnerable children. New York and Nairobi: World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).  
Gillian Paterson
Heythrop College

Paterson, Gillian Margaret. 2011. ‘HIV, AIDS and Stigma: discerning the silences.’ In Religion and HIV and AIDS: charting the terrain, edited by Beverley Haddad, 350-365. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

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Jean Duff
Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Duff, Jean F., and Warren W. Buckingham. 2015. "Strengthening of partnerships between the public sector and faith-based groups."  The Lancet 386 (10005):1786-1794.

 
John Blevins
Emory University
Blevins, John, and Emily Griswold. 2014. Essential partners: The scope of the contributions of faith-based health systems to HIV prevention, treatment, and support in Kenya. Atlanta: Interfaith Health Program, Emory University.  
Julie Clague
Glasgow University

Clague, Julie. 2014. "Faith, family and fertility: introduction." The Heythrop Journal 55 (6):979–984.

 
Katherine Marshall
World Faiths Development Dialogue
Marshall, Katherine. 2011. ‘Frontiers of Public Health and Social Transformation: Faith at the Table.’ In When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid and Teresa Cutts. Pietermaritzburg SA: Cluster Publications. Download from Profiled Publications
Kirsten Peachey
Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation
Cutts, T., G. Winslow, G. Gunderson, K. Peachey, and M.  Ashe. 2016. "Introduction." In Stakeholder health: insights from new systems of health, edited by Teresa Cutts and James R. Cochrane, 1-3. Winston Salem USA: Stakeholder Health.  
Lance Laird
Boston University
Laird, Lance D.Cadge, Wendy. Negotiating Ambivalence: The Social Power of Muslim Community-Based Health Organizations in America. PoLAR: Political Legal Anthropology Review. 2010; 33(2):225-244.  
Lisa le Roux
Stellenbosch University
Le Roux E, Kramm N, Scott N, Sandilands M, Loots L, Olivier J, Arango D and O’Sullivan V. 2016. Getting dirty: working with faith leaders to prevent and respond to gender based violence. Review of Faith and International Affairs 14(3):22-35. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2016.1215837  
Lucy Gilson
University of Cape Town

Gilson, Lucy. 2011. ‘The Relevance of Healthworld to the Health System: Thinking about Access.’ In When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid and Teresa Cutts. Pietermaritzburg SA: Cluster Publications.

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Manoj Kurian
World Council of Churches

Kurian, Manoj. 2016. Passion and Compassion: The Ecumenical Journey with HIV. Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications

 
Mathew Bersagel Braley
Vitterbo University

Bersagel Braley, Matthew T. 2014. "Global health after Pentecost: Toward Theological reflection as a religious health asset." Christian Journal for Global Health 1 (2):48-62.

 
Mimi Kiser
Emory University
Kiser, Mimi. 2011. ‘Boundary Leaders: Seeing and Leading in the Midst of the Whole.’ In When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid and Teresa Cutts. Pietermaritzburg SA: Cluster Publications. Download from Profiled Publications
Paul Germond
Independent
Germond, Paul, and Sepetla Molapo. 2006. "In search of bophelo in a time of AIDS: Seeking a coherence of economies of health and economies of salvation."  Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 126:27-47.  
Quentin Wodon
The World Bank
Wodon, Quentin. 2015. The economics of faith-based service delivery: education and health in sub-Saharan Africa: Palgrave Macmillan.  
Robin Root
City University of New York
Root, Robin. 2009. "Hazarding Health: Experiences of Body, Work, and Risk Among Factory Women in Malaysia." Health Care for Women International. 30(10): 903-918.  
Sally Smith
UNAIDS
Olivier J & Smith S. 2016. Innovative Faith-community Responses to HIV and AIDS: Summative Lessons from Over Two Decades of Work. Review of Faith and International Affairs 14(3): 5-21.  
Sandy Lazarus
Medical Research Council

Cutts T, Olivier J, Lazarus S, Taliep N, Cochrane J R, Seedat M, Van Reenen R, Hendricks C and Carelse H. 2016. Community asset mapping for violence prevention: A comparison of views in Western Cape, South Africa and Memphis, USA. African Safety Promotion Journal 14(1):1-25

 
Sepetla Molapo
Pretoria University
Sepetla Molapo. 2011. "On the Pedagogy of HIV and AIDS: Conversations with Indigenes." In When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid and Teresa Cutts. Pietermaritzburg SA: Cluster Publications. Download from Profiled Publications
Sinatra Matimelo
Independent
De Gruchy S, Cochrane JR, Olivier J, Matimelo S. Participatory inquiry on the interface between religion and health: what does it achieve, and what not? In: Cochrane JR, Schmid B, Cutts T, eds. When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Cluster Publications; 2011: 43-61.  
Susan Parry
Independent
Parry, Susan. 2008. Beacons of hope: HIV competent churches: A framework for action Geneva: World Council of Churches (WCC).  
Ted Karpf
Boston University

Bandy, Gary, Alan Crouch, Claudine Haenni, Paul  Holley, Carole Jane Larsen, Sian Penlington, Nicholas Price, and Carolyn Wilkins. 2008. Building from common foundations: The World Health Organization and faith-based organizations in primary healthcare. Edited by Ted M.Th. Karpf and Alex M.S.P.H. Ross. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO).