Research Library

Older Research (prior to 2000)

This library offers a list of citations for research on spirituality and health. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Please use the links below to navigate this list.

Alphabetical listing

A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-S | T-Z

New Research (since 2000)

Miller L, Bansal R, Wickramaratne P, Hao X, Tenke CE, Weissman MM, Peterson BS.  (2014). Neuroanatomical correlates of religiosity and spirituality in adults at high and low familial risk for depression. JAMA Psychiatry 71(2):128-35


Dew RE, Koenig HG (2014). Religious involvement, the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism, and drug use in young adults. International Journal of Social Science Studies 2 (1)


Kaliman P, Alvarez-Lpez MJ, Cosin-Tomas M, Rosenkranz MA, Lutz A, Davidson RJ (2014). Rapid changes in histone deacetylases and inflammatory gene expression in expert meditators. Psychoneuroendocrinology 40:96-107


Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Enzinger AC, Epstein-Peterson ZD, Tseng YD, Mitchell C, Niska J, Zollfrank A, Vanderweele TJ, Balboni TA  (2014). Nurse and physician barriers to spiritual care provision at the end of life. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management [E-pub ahead of print]


Helms SW, Gallagher M, Calhoun CD, Choukas-Bradley S, Dawson GC, Prinstein MJ (2014). Intrinsic religiosity buffers the longitudinal effects of peer victimization on adolescent depressive symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology [E-pub ahead of print]


Tronvik E, Sorensen T, Linde M, Bendtsen L, Artto V, Laurell K, Kallela M, Zwart JA, Hagen K (2014). The relationship between headache and religious attendance (the Nord-Trondelag health study – HUNT). Journal of Headache and Pain 15:1


Karvinen KH, Carr LJ (2014). Does the perception that God controls health outcomes matter for health behaviors? Journal of Health Psychology [E-pub ahead of print]


Ritter RS, Preston JL, Hernandez I (2014). Happy tweets: Christians are happier, more socially connected, and less analytical than Atheists on Twitter. Social Psychological and Personality Science, Feb 5 [E-pub ahead of print]


Rosmarin DH, Malloy MC, Forester BP (2013). Spiritual struggle and affective symptoms among geriatric mood disordered patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dec 6 [E-pub ahead of print]


Rosmarin DH, Pirutinsky S, Green D, McKay D (2013). Attitudes toward spirituality/religion among members of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice [E-pub ahead of print]


Jordan KD, Masters KS, Hooker SA, Ruiz JM, Smith TW (2013). An interpersonal approach to religiousness and spirituality: Implications for health and well-being. Journal of Personality [E-pub ahead of print]


Pantell M, Rehkopf D, Jutte D, Syme SL, Balmes J, Adler N (2013). Social isolation: A predictor of mortality comparable to traditional clinical risk factors. American Journal of Public Health


Strobbe S, Cranford JA, Wojnar M, Brower KJ (2013). Spiritual awakening predicts improved drinking outcomes in a Polish treatment sample. Journal of Addition Nursing 24(4):209-16


Balbuena L, Baetz M, Bowen R (2013). Religious attendance, spirituality, and major depression in Canada: A 14-year follow-up study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 58 (4):225-232


Leurent B, Nazareth I, Bellon-Saameno J, Geerlings MI, Maaroos H, Salidivia S, Svab I, Torres-Gonzalez F, Xavier M, King M (2013). Spiritual and religious beliefs as risk factors for the onset of major depression: An international cohort study. Psychological Medicine 43(10):2109-20


 Chiswick BR, Mirtcheva DM (2013). Religion and child health: Religious affiliation, importance, and attendance and health status among American youth. Journal of Family and Economic Issues 34:120-140


Krumrei EJ, Pirutinsky S, Rosmarin DH (2013). Jewish spirituality, depression, and health: an empirical test of a conceptual framework. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 20(3):327-336


Philips PL, Lazenby M (2013). The emotional and spiritual well-being of hospice patients in Botswana and source of distress for their caregivers. Journal of Palliative Medicine 16(11): 1438-1445


Barton YA, Miller L, Wickramaratne P, Gameroff MJ, Weissman MM (2013). Religious attendance and social adjustment as protective against depression: A 10-year prospective study. Journal of Affective Disorders 146:53-57


Gomes FC, de andrade AG, Izbicki R, Moreira-Almeida A, de Oliveira LG (2013). Religion as a protective factor against drug use among Brazilian university students: A national survey. Revisa Brasileira de Psiquiatria (the official journal of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association) 35: 29-37


Tenke CE, Kayser J, Miller L, Warner V, Wickramaratne P, Weissman MM, Bruder GE (2013). Neuronal generators of posterior EEG alpha reflect individual differences in prioritizing personal spirituality. Biological Psychiatry 94(2):426-32


Fredrickson BL, Grewen KM, Coffey KA, Algoe SB, Firestine AM, Arevalo JMG, Ma J, Cole SW (2013). A functional genomic perspective on human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (33):1364-1368


Balboni T1, Balboni M, Paulk ME, Phelps A, Wright A, Peteet J, Block S, Lathan C, Vanderweele T, Prigerson H (2011). Support of cancer patients' spiritual needs and associations with medical care costs at the end of life. Cancer 117(23):5383-91





 Research Article Summaries 1999-2013 from University of Pennsylvania Department of Pastoral Care

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