Wendy Cadge, PhD
Wendy Cadge, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts where she teaches and writes about the intersections of religion and health care
Her 2012 book Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine (University of Chicago Press) provided an incisive analysis of health care chaplaincy and the challenges it faces and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and other sources. The book joins journal articles about the role of religion and spirituality in health care published in medical and nursing journals as well as the social sciences. Cadge is a frequent public speaker on these topics and for her contributions received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains. Cadge and Fitchett previously collaborated on projects focused on the profession of chaplaincy, the role of chaplains in pediatric palliative care and physician-chaplain relations.