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 and Survival Research and Co-Director of the VERITAS Research Program until that program closed at the end of 2007. In 2008, she and her husband, Mark Boccuzzi, co-founded the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, of which she is director of research. She is a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration and serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Rhine Research Center and Forever Family Foundation. Dr. Beischel’s research interests include examinations of the accuracy and specificity of the information mediums report as well as their phenomenology, psychology and physiology and the potential social applications of mediumship readings, specifically their potential therapeutic benefit for the bereaved. Windbridge’s programs include grant-funded and published empirical studies of instrumental transcommunication (using technology to detect and interact with the deceased), afterlife cosmology, survival of non-human animal consciousness, reports of haunt and apparition phenomena, and physical and mental mediumship.


She has been invited to speak at Atlantic University, Gettysburg College (keynote), and the Rhine Research Center as well as conferences of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE), Forever Family Foundation, and the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), and her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Beischel is Adjunct Faculty in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University and Director of the Survival and Life After Death research department at the World Institute for Scientific Exploration.


The mediums who participate in research at the Windbridge Institute have been screened, tested and trained using a peer-reviewed eight-step certification procedure. They live across the United States, volunteer to regularly participate in various aspects of research, have demonstrated the ability to report accurate and specific information about individual discarnates (deceased people) under several different controlled laboratory conditions and agree to abide by specific standards of conduct, including not providing readings unless specifically asked to.


Windbridge’s general mission is to investigate the capabilities of our bodies, minds and spirits and attempt to determine how the resulting information can best serve all living things.




  • Doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arizona






  • Beischel, J., Mosher, C. & Boccuzzi, M. (2014-2015) The possible effects on bereavement of assisted after-death communication during readings with psychic mediums: A continuing bonds perspective. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 70(2), 169-194. doi: 10.2190/OM.70.2.b
  • Delorme, A., Beischel J., Michel, L., Boccuzzi, M., Radin, D., & Mills, P. J. (2013) Electrocortical activity associated with subjective communication with the deceased. Frontiers in Psychology, 4: 834. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00834
  • Beischel, J. (2012) A quarter century of applied research. Journal of Parapsychology, Special Issue Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Journal of Parapsychology: Where Will Parapsychology Be in the Next 25 Years? Predictions and Prescriptions by 32 Leading Parapsychologists, 76 (suppl.): 9-10.
  • Boccuzzi, M., & Beischel, J. (2011) Objective analyses of reported real-time audio instrumental transcommunication and matched control sessions: A pilot study. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25, 215-235.
  • Beischel, J., & Rock, A. J. (2009) Addressing the survival vs. psi debate through process-focused mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 73, 71-90.

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