Bruce Greyson
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Dr. Bruce Greyson is one of the first researchers to gather empirical data on near-death experiences (NDEs) using accepted scientific methods. He has documented clear patterns in the long-term health of patients who have reported near-death phenomena and has written widely on therapeutic strategies for helping patients readjust to life after such occurrences, as well as on paranormal features of NDEs and their after-effects and the implications of near-death experiences for the question of survival.

Greyson has been a member of the Parapsychological Association for the past thirty years. Over that time, his research has focused on near-death experiences. He has made more than sixty scientific presentations at national and regional conferences and received nine research grants for which he was the principal investigator. He has published more than sixty articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, more than twenty invited book chapters, and one book, The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives, with co-author C. P. Flynn. He has also been the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies for the past twenty-two years.

Greyson received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1968 and his medical degree from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical School. After completing a psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia Medical School, he joined the faculty there in 1976 as an assistant professor of Psychiatry, working closely with Dr. Ian Stevenson. Dr. Greyson then served on the medical school faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut before returning to the University of Virginia in 1995 as a professor of psychiatric medicine and family medicine. He held the Priscilla Bonner and Margerie Bonner-Lowry Professorship in the Division of Personality Studies from 1998 to 2002 before being appointed Carlson Professor of Psychiatry in 2002.

selected books

The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives
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