Alexander Roedlach, MA, PhD

Alexander Roedlach, MA, PhD

Alexander Roedlach, MA, PhD

Professor
Chair, Department of Cultural and Social Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Global Health
  • African Studies
  • Determinants of Health
  • Explanatory Models of Disease
  • Health Disparities
  • Religion and Health
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Sorcery and Witchcraft
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Cultural and Social Studies

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Medical Humanities

Biography


Alexander Roedlach, studied Philosophy and Catholic Theology at St. Gabriel's School of Theology, Austria, earning a MagTheol degree from St. Gabriel's and a Baccalaureatus Theologiae degree from the Urbaniana University in Rome, Italy. He received an MA in Anthropology from Catholic University of American, Washington DC, and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, Gainesville FL. At the latter he also earned a graduate certificate in African Studies.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • , 1, 200
  • , 447-467
  • , 206-229

Articles

  • , Supplement 16, 1-21
  • , 28, b23-b25
  • , 13, 81-87
  • , 108, 349-351
  • , 39, 119-133
  • , 54, 53-54
  • , 54 (2), 139-165
  • , 11, 99-112
  • , 11, 99-112
  • , 34, 37-40
  • , 198-215
  • , 35, 219-238
  • , 35, 1-7
  • , 52, 287-305
  • , 1-4
  • , 37, 193-194
  • , 43, 54-67
  • , 8, 423-432
  • , 8, 378
  • , 30, 2-3
  • , 30, 17-20
  • , 29, 206-229
  • , 1, 24-35
  • , 17, 3-5
  • , The Crux of Refugee Resettlement: Rebuilding Social Networks

Editing and Reviews

  • , 447-467
  • , 28 (3), B23-B25
  • , 109 (2), 699-700
  • , 108 (1), 349-351
  • , 106, 654-656
  • , 106 (2), 654-656
  • , 105 (2), 693-694
  • , 37 (1), 193-194
  • , 23, 185-187

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Health-Religion-Volunteering, Faith Community Nursing, Healthcare in the Community, Refugee and Migrant Health, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation

Current Research Projects

  • My current research focuses on themes at the intersection of water and health. Together with Dr. Lehmann, MD, I develop a study on the impact of Kneipp Therapy (hydrotherapy combined with herbal treatment, nutrition, exercise and a balance lifestyle) on the health and wellbeing of patients at a holistic wellness center in Austria. The study has been delayed due to Covid-19.

Grant Funding Received

  • Dr. George F. Haddix Presidents Faculty Research Award
  • Society of the Divine Word Research Grant
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship Research Grant
  • Co-PI with Dr. Laeth Nasir in the School of Medicine, Dr. George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Award
  • CHI Health Grant