Blake Victor Kent, PhD

Blake Victor Kent, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Westmont College
Research Associate, Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities
Blake Victor Kent is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westmont College and Research Associate at the Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities. He currently serves on the boards of Review of Religious Research and the Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality Network. His research is centered on associations between religion/spirituality and mental and physical health, with particular attention given to subjective religious and spiritual experiences, particularly attachment to God. His current interdisciplinary projects utilize data drawn from the Center's five racially and ethnically diverse U.S. cohort studies participating in the National Consortium on Psychosocial Stress, Spirituality, and Health, with the goal of identifying how religion and spirituality affect disease etiology in diverse populations. His work has appeared in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Health Psychology, Quality of Life Research, Ethnicity & Health, Research on Aging, Journal of Aging & Health, and others.

Contact Information

Deane Hall 209
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
p: 805-565-6783