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Lance D. Laird, ThD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentFamily Medicine
Address801 Albany St Gilmore & Vines (S Bldg)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-3660
ORCID ORCID Iconlance.laird@bmc.org
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Laird's research at Boston University has focused on multiple intersections of Muslim identity with healing professions and public health in the US. His early research on shared symbols of Muslims and Christians in Bethlehem set forth a research agenda on the “dialogue of life.” He employs a “lived religion” and ethnographic approach, and draws on theories of racialization, social suffering, and identity formation. While continuing to write on Christian-Muslim relations in theological circles, he has published articles on how Muslims are represented in medical literature, the emergence of Muslim free clinics, chaplaincy for Muslim patients, American Muslim physician identities, the religious health assets of predominantly Black Christian and Muslim congregations. He is currently involved in a project with the Greater Boston Muslim Health Initiative and Boston Medical Center to improve understanding and coordinate responses to domestic violence in the local Muslim community. He is interested in developing new projects on religious and cultural community assets for immigrant and refugee health.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Acculturation [I01.880.143.079]
  • Anthropology, Cultural [I01.076.201]
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison [I01.076.201.450.281]
  • Cultural Diversity [I01.076.201.450.350]
  • Islam [K01.844.275]
  • Medicine, Arabic [I01.076.201.450.654.510]
  • Religion and Medicine [K01.844.619]
  • Religion and Psychology [K01.844.664]
 Publications
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  1. Dresner D, Resnick K, Gardiner P, Barnett KG, Laird L. Qualitative evaluation of an integrative medicine group visits program for patients with chronic pain and associated comorbidities. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May; 20(5):A55-6.
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  2. Adams JH, Young S, Laird LD, Geltman PL, Cochran JJ, Hassan A, Egal F, Paasche-Orlow MK, Barnes LL. The Cultural Basis for Oral Health Practices among Somali Refugees Pre-and Post-Resettlement in Massachusetts. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(4):1474-85.
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  3. Laird, Lance D., Wahiba Abu-Ras, and Farid Senzai. Cultural Citizenship and Belonging: Muslim International Medical Graduates in the USA. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. 2013; 3(33):356-370.
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  4. Laird, Lance D. Boundaries and Baraka: Christians, Muslims, and a Palestinian Saint. Boundaries and Baraka: Christians, Muslims and a Palestinian Saint. Muslims and others in sacred space. M. Cormack, ed. Oxford University Press. New York. 2013; 40-70.
  5. Abu Ras, Wahiba Senzai, Farid Laird, Lance. American Muslim Physicians' Experiences since 9/11: Cultural Trauma and the Formation of Islamic Identity. Traumatology. 2012.
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  6. Abu-Ras, Wahiba Laird, Lance. How Muslim and Non-Muslim Chaplains Serve Muslim Patients? Does the Interfaith Chaplaincy Model have Room for Muslims’ Experiences?. Journal of Religion and Health. 2011; 50(1):46-61.
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  7. Laird, Lance D. Healthcare. Encyclopedia of Muslim-American history, edited by Edward E. Curtis. Facts on File. New York. 2010.
  8. 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.
    View in: External Website
  9. Laird, Lance Cadge, Wendy . Muslims, Medicines, and Mercy: Free Clinics in Southern California. Not by faith alone : social services, social justice, and faith-based organizations in the United States, edited by Julie Adkins, Laurie A. Occhipinti and Tara Hefferan. Lexington Books. Lanham, MD. 2010.
  10. Laird, Lance D. Cadge, Wendy. Constructing American Muslim Identity: Tales of Two Clinics in Southern California. Muslim World. 2009; 99(2):270-293.
  11. Laird, Lance D. Barnes, Linda L. Religion and Healing. International Encyclopedia of Public Health, eds. Harald Kristian Heggenhougen and Stella Quah. Academic Press. San Diego. 2008; 514-19.
  12. Laird LD, Amer MM, Barnett ED, Barnes LL. Muslim patients and health disparities in the UK and the US. Arch Dis Child. 2007 Oct; 92(10):922-6.
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  13. Laird LD, de Marrais J, Barnes LL. Portraying Islam and Muslims in MEDLINE: a content analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Dec; 65(12):2425-39.
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