RICHARD P. SLOAN, PH.D. is a professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University Medical Center whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and O, among other publications, and on such programs as NPR, The Today Show, The Discover Channel, and PBS. He lives in New York City.
"A no-nonsense scientific assessment of the alleged benefits of religious practice on health outcomes, providing a welcome dose of skepticism and exposing over inflated and unsubstantiated claims. Sloan has performed a valuable service [with] Blind Faith...Highly recommended." --Journal of the American Medical Association"A compelling book about attempts to blur the boundary between religion and medical practice." --New York Post"Sloan has done well to sound the alarm, while providing an excellent primer on how medical evidence should be collected." --Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)"At the heart of this fascinating book is a thorough scrutiny - and demolition - of hundreds of academic studies...The best account of the use and abuse of statistics in medical research that I have ever read." --The Financial Times"An honest and unsentimental assessment...that should garner the attention of medical practitioners, clergy, and the faithful alike." --Reverend Robert Edgar, National Council of Churches, USA