Laura Stein

Research Fellow

Laura Stein, LCSW, is a Ph.D. student in Practical Theology at Boston University and a research assistant at the Danielsen Institute. Her doctoral research is in the area of the psychology of religion, with special inquiry into the intersection of professed beliefs and lived behavior. She received her master’s degree of sacred music, as well as ordination as a Reform Cantor, from Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion. Laura also earned a master’s degree in social work from New York University and holds a clinical social work license in the state of New York. As a researcher, Laura brings experiences in pastoral and clinical settings and a passion for exploring the role of religious values in people’s everyday social behavior, aligning what is practiced with what is preached, and attending to ways of transforming spiritual struggle into healing and thriving.

View Our Team