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"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.

Create your Living Memory Home via an online study (must live in New York State, includes $80 compensation)

Living Memory Home

Take a prescreening survey here to see if you are eligible. The study is completely online.

Living Memory Home is open for public access, too. Please click here to start using our new online bereavement resource.

Naltrexone Treatment for Prolonged Grief Disorder is now recruiting!


An innovative study, the first of its kind to use naltrexone tablets to treat prolonged grief disorder, is now recruiting! If interested, please contact

Join our "Together While Apart" COVID-19 grief resources site

Together While Apart

Connect with people who have experienced similar types of loss in the COVID-19 pandemic, share your stories, hear their stories, provide/receive hugs, and stay connected to support each other.



Harlem health and wellness fair

Welcome Lili Tang, MD, the director of the Dept., of Psycho-Oncology Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University

Photo with Lili