Bruce Greyson

Bruce Greyson

Bruce Greyson, MD, is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and the division director of The Division of Perceptual Studies, at the University of Virginia. He is also a Professor of Psychiatric Medicine in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Outpatient Psychiatry, at the University of Virginia. Dr. 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 wrote the overview of Near Death Experiences for the Encyclopedia Britannica and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Near-Death Studies (formerly Anabiosis) from 1982 through 2007.

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

Greyson is co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007) and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (Praeger, 2009).