Meet the Researchers

Below are some of the qualified professionals exploring the nature of consciousness and other psi phenomena. Each has approached their research in their own unique way.

But there are many more than this list suggests. Our goal is to expand this list, ultimately making it inclusive of the entire community, worldwide. To do that we ask for your help. If you have any recommendations please let us know. Thank you.

Bruce Greyson, M.D.

Dr. Charles Bruce Greyson is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves as the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is former director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at UVA and has been the director of research for the … Continue reading Bruce Greyson, M.D.

Dean Radin, Ph.D.

Dr. Radin is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and serves as Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. For a decade, he worked on advanced telecommunications research and development at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. Before joining the research staff at IONS in … Continue reading Dean Radin, Ph.D.

Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Gary E. Schwartz is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson and is the director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. In addition to teaching courses on health and spiritual psychology, he is Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing at Canyon Ranch … Continue reading Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.

Dr. Charles T. Tart, a Core Faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness (particularly altered states of consciousness); He is one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and is lauded for his research in scientific … Continue reading Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.

Loyd Auerbach

Sometimes known as “The Ghost Guy,” Loyd Auerbach is director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations. He has been interviewed for thousands of articles and has made hundreds of media appearances on shows from David Letterman to the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, the History Channel, The Today Show, Oprah and more. He is president … Continue reading Loyd Auerbach

Julie Beischel Ph.D.

After the death of her mother and a reading by a medium with strong accuracy, Julie Beischel forfeited a potentially lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue rigorous scientific research with mediums full-time. After receiving her doctorate at the University of Arizona, she later served there as the William James Post-doctoral Fellow in Mediumship … Continue reading Julie Beischel Ph.D.

Stephen Braude, Ph.D.

Stephen Braude is one of the few philosophers who have applied his discipline’s thinking to questions surrounding parapsychology and paranormal events. He is emeritus professor of philosophy and former chair of the department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. After publishing a number of articles … Continue reading Stephen Braude, Ph.D.

Gerd H. Hovelman

Gerd H. Hövelman is one of the small number of philosophers who have studied parapsychology. He has been actively involved in parapsychological research for about 40 years. He is a long-time member of the Parapsychological Association and served as its vice president from 2011 to 2014. He is also a member of the Society for … Continue reading Gerd H. Hovelman

Larry Dossey, MD

Dr. Larry Dossey, a distinguished Texas physician who is deeply rooted in the scientific world, has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Dr. Dossey worked as a pharmacist while earning his medical degree. Before completing his residency in internal medicine, he … Continue reading Larry Dossey, MD

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.

A pioneer in the study of consciousness, Stanley Krippner is professor of psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He conducts research in the areas of dreams, hypnosis, shamanism and dissociation, often from a cross-cultural perspective, with an emphasis on anomalous phenomena that seem to question mainstream paradigms. He is a Fellow in four American … Continue reading Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.