Bruce Greyson’s Bio

C.  Bruce  Greyson, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatric Medicine                                        
Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
Former Director of Division of Perceptual Studies,
Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
University of Virginia Health System


University of Virginia Health System
Division of Perceptual Studies 
210 10th Street NE, Suite #100
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5328
Phone: 434-924-2281
Fax: 434-924-1712

Email Address:
Research Interests:
Near-death experiences, suicide prevention

Selected Publications:

  • The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation by Janice Miner Holden, EdD, Bruce Greyson MD, Debbie James, RN/MSN, Editors,  This is a careful overview of a collection of published studies about NDEs.  Praeger Publishers, 2009.
  • Greyson, B., Parnia, S., and Fenwick, P. (2008). Visualizing out-of-body experience in the brain [Letter]. New England Journal of Medicine, 358, 855-856.
  • Greyson, B. (2008). The near-death experience [Letter]. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 14(3), 14.
  • Kelly, E. W., Greyson, B., Kelly, E. F. (2007). Unusual experiences near death and related phenomena.  In Kelly, E. F., Kelly, E. W., Crabtree, A., Gauld, A., Grosso, M., Greyson, B., Irreducible mind: Toward a psychology for the 21st century (pp. 367-421).  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Greyson, B. (2007). Response to Augustine’s “Does paranormal perception occur in near-death experiences?” [Letter]. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 26, 67-70.
  • Greyson, B., Long, J. P. (2006). Does the arousal system contribute to near-death experience? [Letter]. Neurology, 67, 2265.
  • Greyson, B. (2005). False positive claims of near-death experiences and false negative denials of near-death experiences. Death Studies, 29:145-155.
  • Greyson, B, Ring, K.(2004). The Life Changes Inventory-Revised. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 23:41-54.
  • Greyson, B, Liester, MB.(2004). Internal voices following near-death experiences.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology ; 44:320-336.
  • Lange, R, Greyson, B, Houran, J. (2004). A Rasch scaling validation of a core near-death experience. British Journal of Psychology, 95:161-177.