Dr. Ruth Clifford Engs - Presentations, Publications & Research Data


Dr. Engs is a Professor Emerita within the School of Public Health at Indiana University. Some information about her research is on her website at http://www.indiana.edu/~engs/.

Research topics by Dr. Engs have included the exploration of hypotheses concerning the determinants of behaviors such as student drinking patterns; models that have examine the etiology of cycles of prohibition and temperance movements, origins of western European drinking cultures (attitudes and behaviors concerning alcohol) from antiquity, eugenics, Progressive Era, and other social reform movements with moral overtones-Clean Living Movements; biographies of health and social reformers including Upton Sinclair; and oral histories of elderly monks.

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  • Engs, Ruth Clifford (2014-11-14)
    The eugenics movement was embraced by most middle class and professionals during the 1920s. Conflicting interpretations of Sanger, the leader of the birth control movement of the early twentieth century have been published ...
  • Engs, Ruth Clifford (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-08)
    Agitation for eugenics, immigration restriction, and birth control were intertwined during the first decades of the twentieth century along with numerous other health issues. Campaigns for these causes led to public policies ...
  • Engs, Ruth C.; Mulhall, Peter F . (1982-08-30)
    BACKGROUND:The literature suggests that stress is associated with illness, especially among older adults. The PURPOSE of the study was to assess if there is an association between health concerns and life stress among ...
  • Engs, Ruth Clifford (Abbey Press, 2008)
    St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of western monasticism, compiled the Rule of St. Benedict (RB), a guide for monastic organizations and common-sense living. Numerous works over the centuries have been written about RB ...
  • Engs, Ruth Clifford (Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 2003)
    St. Scholastica, based upon centuries of tradition, is considered the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of monastic communities and compiler of the Rule of St. Benedict, a guide to common-sense living and ...

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