Clergy Flourishing: Longitudinal, mixed-methods study of clergy well-being

This project aims to determine longitudinal relationships between dimensions of health, including positive mental health, through analysis of existing clergy health data and collection of additional clergy health data.  Using data from the Clergy Health Initiative Longitudinal (panel) Survey, which was fielded in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 and will field again in August-October 2016, we will identify the predictors of physical health and physical illness, mental health and mental illness, and spiritual well-being and struggle, among clergy in the context in which they work.

PI: Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell

CHPIR staff: Heather Parnell, Jia Yao, David Eagle (Beth Stringfield, previously); also supports partial effort of Celia Hybels, a social epidemiologist in the Department of Psychiatry, and Liz Turner, a biostatistician in DGHI

Funder: The Duke Endowment funded David Toole in Duke Divinity School, which awarded a subcontract to Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell

Project dates: 7/1/13 – 6/30/19