Book cover: Paging God: Religion in the Halls of MedicineWendy Cadge is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University. She is an expert in contemporary American religion, especially related to religion in public institutions, religious diversity, religion and immigration, and religious and moral aspects of healthcare.

She is the author of two books, Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine and Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, and a co-editor of Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion.

An award-winning teacher, she has published more than seventy-five articles and raised more than $6.5 million in support of her own research and teaching and that of colleagues. On campus she is the Social Science Division Head and a Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees. Most recently, she founded the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, an online think-tank to enhance chaplaincy as a profession through research

Visit the following websites for some of her collaborative projects:



Princeton Alumni Magazine, Tiger of the Week

Grants to support our Hidden Sacred Spaces Project from the NEH and the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab from Luce.

A short piece in The Conversation about chaplaincy across settings. Read it here

Part II of the WGVU piece about chaplaincy and spiritual care across settings. Listen in here.

Podcast about chaplaincy and spiritual care across settings. Listen in here.

Some background on Congressional chaplains. A short piece here.

Why do I love working with students? Some thoughts are here.

What do airport chaplains do? Listen to this podcast

Ever wonder about why airports have chapels? Read this post in The Conversation

Workshops at Hebrew Senior Life in the spring of 2018. Read an interview with Mary Martha Thiel, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, about training providers of geriatric health care to be spiritual generalists.

New blog post on “Spiritual Care in Changing Times: Initial Glimpses from Theological Education” with Beth Stroud. The Huffington Post. December 18, 2017.

Wendy Cadge and Trace Haythorn talk about the Future of Spiritual Care on Interfaith Voices.

Much happening with Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces project. See the events page to see where photographs from the project may be seen. Check out the photographs of the first chapel at Boston’s Logan airport and the former chapel at Boston’s South Station.