Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

Professor of Intellectual Disability and Palliative Care · Kingston University

Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne's research explores end of life care for people with learning disabilities and how to manage their conditions.

Bereavement Palliative Care People with Learning Disabilities End of Life Care Learning Disabilities

Dr. Michael Hoerger

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Oncology · Tulane University

As a clinical health psychologist and decision scientist, Dr. Hoerger is Louisiana's leading expert in psycho-oncology research

Public Health Translational Psychological Science Psychology Clinical Psychology Healthcare

Katherine Kortes-Miller

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Palliative Care Division Lead, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) · Lakehead University

An unconventional death educator and researcher with a passion for palliative care and improving end of life care for all

Gerontology Palliative Care End-Of-Life Care Interprofessional Education and Care LGBTQ

Carrie Heeter

Professor of Media and Information · Michigan State University

Carrie Heeter is an expert in meditation, cybermeditation, user experience design, and serious games.

Self-Regulation Meditation Research Online Learning User Experience Design Serious Games

Margaret A. Cramer, PhD, ABPP

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychodynamics; PTSD and substance abuse; Women, trauma and addiction.

History and Systems of Psychology Theories of Personality Psychopathology Health Psychology Psychoanalytic and Neoanalytic Theory and Psychotherapy

David Maginley

Spiritual Care Practitioner · Nova Scotia Health Authority

Spiritual counsellor, four-time cancer survivor, near death experiencer, public speaker and author

Near-Death Experiences Cancer Care Psychosocial Oncology Spiritual Care Palliative Care

Diana Wilkie

Professor · University of Florida

Diana Wilkie has devoted her research program to cancer pain and sickle cell disease management, palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Cancer Pain Palliative Care End-of-Life Issues

Tim Carey M.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine & Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Carey's research interests include clinical epidemiology access to care and health services

Preventative Medicine Internal Medicine Back Pain Epidemiology Social Medicine

Shirlee Sharkey

CEO · Saint Elizabeth

Health executive and social innovator

Home Care Home and Community Care Home Care Public Policy Healthcare and Seniors Healthcare Transformation

Lynn Kelly Devlin

Nurse Practitioner, Author, Speaker · Cancer Widow

Hospice / Palliative Care nurse practitioner and author speaks about coping with a loved ones end-of-life preparations

Hospice and Palliative Care End-Of-Life Preparations Alzheimers Disease Caring for the Caregiver How to Build Your Palliative Care Team

Sara Urowitz, MSW PhD

Director, Research & Innovation · Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Cancer research and health policy expert, working to redefine cancer care in Canada

Cancer Research Research Funding Health Policy Hospital & Health Care Informatics

Morag Farquhar

Professor of Palliative Care Research · University of East Anglia

She works in the research field of supportive and palliative care for patients and informal carers living with life-limiting conditions.

Breathlessness Person-Centred Care Support Needs Health Research Informal Carers

Claire de Oliveira, PhD

Expert Advisor, Cancer Economics · Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Dr. Claire de Oliveira's main areas include the quantification of the economic burden and the assessment of value for money.

Health Policy Child Health Mental Health Health Services Research Health Economics

Dr Lucy Selman

Senior Research Fellow · University of Bristol

Exploring complex clinical interventions, and palliative and end of life care and bereavement.

Qualitative and Mixed Methods End of Life Care Palliative Care Grief and Bereavement Intervention Development and Evaluation

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Michael Bumbach

Clinical Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Michael Bumbach's research focus includes the use of advanced technology related to nursing education and patient education/health literacy.

Technology in Nursing Education Health literacy Technology and Patient Care Family Nurse Practitioners Health Education

Karra Bikson

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Medical social worker with research focus on organizational change and diffusion of innovation.

Advocacy and Social Justice Organizational Change Hospice and Palliative Care Death and Dying Health Policy

Carolyn Thomas

Speaker, Blogger · Heart Sisters

Carolyn Thomas is an expert on women, heart disease, and the patient experience.

Women's Health Public Speaking Media Relations Patient Advocacy Patient Safety

Gary Elkins, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Dr. Gary Elkins' areas of specialization are clinical psychology, health psychology, and hypnotherapy.

Clinical Psychology Health Psychology Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy for Hot Flashes Breast Cancer Survivors

James Stephens

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Community Health · Georgia Southern University

James Stephens analyzes healthcare laws and works to find new healthcare delivery models.

Community Relations Healthcare Finance Medical Staff Relations Leadership Development Strategic Planning & Business Policy