Terri Laws


Terri Laws, PhD (Religion, Rice University) is assistant professor of African and African American Studies and Religion at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She teaches courses in African American religious experience and medical ethics. Professor Laws’ research examines questions in race, religion, and society with a focus on issues in healthcare, health policy, and health inequity. She completed a bioethics training and research fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and currently serves as co-chair of the Bioethics and Religion Unit of the American Academy of Religion. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Religion and Health, Pastoral Psychology, Religion & Politics, the AMA Journal of Ethics, The Religion of White Rage, and T&T Clark’s Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences. Her current project is a monograph on African American religion and health with a working title of (De)Gentrifying Death, Democratizing Life: The Culture of African American Religion in U.S. Health and Medicine.

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