Lance D. Laird, ThD
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Address||801 Albany St Gilmore & Vines (S Bldg)|
Boston MA 02118
|Title||Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)|
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences|
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.
- 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]
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