David R. Hodge, PhD, is a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. He also holds appointments at the University of Pennsylvania in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society, at Baylor University in the Institute for Studies of Religion, and at Duke University in the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at the Center for Aging, Duke University Medical Center. An award-winning scholar, Dr. Hodge’s research focuses on spirituality, religion and culture, especially as these interrelated constructs intersect health and wellness. He has written over two hundred refereed journal articles on these and other topics and has been recognized as one of the most influential scholars in the world.