Center for Research on End-of-Life Care

"Putting Research into Action to Help Those Coping with Serious Illness"

The Center for Research on End-of-Life Care combines innovation, practicality, and compassion to advance research in the care of seriously ill patients and their caregivers.
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Grief Intensity Scale

The Grief Intensity Scale assesses common thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people who have lost someone important to them. The scale is meant to capture the grieving respondent's intensity of his or her reaction to the loss


We are a transdisciplinary team of clinicians, faculty, and students working to generate new knowledge in the field of end-of-life care

Holly Prigerson
Co-Director of the Center
Irving Sherwood Wright
Professor in Geriatrics
Professor of Sociology in Medicine
Paul Maciejewski
Associate Professor
of Biostatistics in Radiology
Department of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine


Current Research
at Weill Cornell

Browse innovative end-of-life research studies from our faculty and staff. Investigators explore issues relating to the aging and ill population, with subjects ranging from patient cancer care to physician communication.

Current Research
External Collaborations

Our center offers many opportunities for collaboration with other prestigious medical and academic institutions. Our partnerships address treatments and care for the terminally ill.

Study participant recruiting (with $100 compensation): Honoring and Memorializing the Deceased in Your Memory Home

The Cornell Center for Research on End-of-Life Care is now recruiting participants for our Living Memory Home study (with $100 compensation). To participate in the Memory Home Study, sign up at the link:  Living Memory Home Online Bereavement Resource Beta Testing or contact


Harlem health and wellness fair

Center for Research on End-of-Life Care Health & Wellness Fair


Empower team