Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Religion

Companies can benefit from collaborating with academic researchers in the field of Religion in several ways. Firstly, researchers can provide valuable insights into religious beliefs, practices, and traditions, helping companies understand the cultural and religious diversity of their target markets. Secondly, researchers can assist in developing ethical frameworks and guidelines for businesses, ensuring they operate in a socially responsible manner. Additionally, academic researchers can contribute to the development of inclusive policies and practices, promoting diversity and inclusion within organizations. Lastly, collaborating with researchers can lead to innovative solutions and ideas, as they bring a fresh perspective and interdisciplinary knowledge to problem-solving.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Religion include Madeline Lenhausen, YingFei Héliot, Christos Makridis, Dr. Carolyn Chen, Jim Samuel, Ryan Howell, Suzanna Krivulskaya, Ph.D., Martin Brauch, Eric S. Kim, Ph.D., Sedefka Beck, Jamie Hughes, Ph.D., and Bernd Stahl.

Christos Makridis

Nashville, TN
Web3 and Labor Economist in Academia, Entrepreneurship, and Policy
Research Expertise (16)
Economics and Econometrics
Pharmacology (medical)
And 11 more
Christos A. Makridis holds academic appointments at Columbia Business School, Stanford University, Baylor University, University of Nicosia, and Arizona State University. He is also an adjunct scholar at the Manhattan Institute, senior adviser at Gallup, and senior adviser at the National AI Institute in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Christos is the CEO/co-founder of [Dainamic](, a technology startup working to democratize the use and application of data science and AI techniques for small and mid sized organizations, and CTO/co-founder of [Living Opera](, a web3 startup working to bridge classical music and blockchain technologies. Christos previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers managing the cybersecurity, technology, and space activities, as a Non-resident Fellow at the Cyber Security Project in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as a Digital Fellow at the Initiative at the Digital Economy in the MIT Sloan School of Management, a a Non-resident Research Scientist at Datacamp, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Christos’ primary academic research focuses on labor economics, the digital economy, and personal finance and well-being. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers in academic journals and over 170 news articles in the press. Christos earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and Minor in Mathematics at Arizona State University, as well a dual Masters and PhDs in Economics and Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

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Eric S. Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Research Expertise (33)
health psychology
social epidemiology
purpose & meaning
And 28 more
Dr. Kim's program of research aims to identify, understand, and intervene upon the dimensions of psychological well-being (sense of purpose in life, optimism) that reduce the risk of age-related conditions. <br> Around this topic, he has given invited lectures at Universities (Harvard, U. of Penn, MIT, Columbia U.), corporations (UnitedHealth Care, IDEO, AARP, Samsung), and he’s also been invited to speak at and join the working groups of national- and international-think-tanks (United Nations, OECD, Aspen Ideas Festival, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Task Force for Global Health, World Government Summit, National Academy of Sciences). He’s also been recognized as one of Forbe’s 30 Under 30 in Healthcare, recipient of the American Journal of Epidemiology's Paper of the Year Award, the American Psychological Association Division 20 (Aging) Early Career Achievement Award, and an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star. His insights have been featured in the: NY Times, Atlantic, BBC News, NPR, Washington Post. His research has been cited by policy statements/guidelines formulated by the: United Nations, National Academy of Sciences, American Heart Association, the U.S. Surgeon General. Population aging is one of the most important social trends of the 21st century. In both Canada and the U.S., the # of adults aged ≥65 is projected to increase by 45%-55% in the next 15 years. As societies grapple with the rising tide of chronic conditions, healthcare costs, and long-term care costs, it is imperative to develop a science that informs a more comprehensive approach to healthy aging. Dr. Kim’s overarching goal is to substantially help improve the psychological well-being and physical health of our rapidly growing population. In pursuit of this goal, his program of research revolves around 4 interwoven questions. He studies: 1) Several dimensions of psychological well-being (sense of purpose in life, optimism) and how they relate to health outcomes. 2) The behavioral, biological, and neural mechanisms underlying the association between psychological well-being and health. 3) How an individual’s psychological well-being interacts with the surrounding environment to influence behavioral and physical health outcomes; for example, at the meso-level (dyadic dynamics in couples, neighborhood contexts, altruism/volunteering) and the macro-level (social cohesion, social and racial disparities). 4) And he partners with non-profit/healthcare companies to conduct translational research that test scalable interventions.

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Example Religion projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Religion?

Market Research on Religious Consumer Behavior

An academic researcher can conduct market research to understand the behavior and preferences of religious consumers. This research can help companies tailor their products, services, and marketing strategies to effectively target religious communities.

Interfaith Dialogue and Conflict Resolution

Collaborating with a researcher specializing in interfaith dialogue can help companies navigate religious tensions and conflicts. By promoting understanding and dialogue, businesses can foster peaceful coexistence and build positive relationships with diverse religious communities.

Religious Diversity Training

An academic researcher can develop and deliver training programs on religious diversity and inclusion. This can help companies create a more inclusive work environment, improve interfaith communication, and prevent religious discrimination.

Ethical Decision-Making Frameworks

Working with a researcher in Religion can assist companies in developing ethical decision-making frameworks. These frameworks can guide employees in navigating complex ethical dilemmas, ensuring responsible and ethical business practices.

Religious Studies in Marketing Campaigns

Collaborating with a researcher in Religion can provide companies with insights on incorporating religious themes and symbolism in marketing campaigns. This can help businesses effectively engage with religiously diverse audiences and avoid cultural insensitivity.