Religion-Health Mechanisms among African American Men and Women
Cheryl Holt, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Proposal Summary: The researchers propose to study African Americans because they are generally high in religious involvement but also suffer from more health disparities than other populations. The study will examine possible mediators of the religion-health connection including lay caring, spiritual capital, social support, and a healthy lifestyle. This information can later be applied to health promotion and reduction of health disparities.