The mission of the Windbridge Research Center is to ease suffering around dying, death, and what comes next by performing rigorous scientific research and sharing the results and other customized content with the general public, clinicians (like medical and mental health professionals), scientists (like researchers and philosophers), and practitioners (like mediums).
The Windbridge Research Center, located in Tucson, Arizona, USA, was co-founded by husband and wife research team Mark Boccuzzi and Julie Beischel, PhD, in July 2017. The Center took over the peer-reviewed research on the topics of life after death and after-death communication that had been conducted at the Windbridge Institute, LLC, since 2008. The Center also added outreach and educational activities to complement its research programs.
On February 22, 2018, the Windbridge Research Center was granted US federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Today, Mark volunteers as the Executive Director and Dr. Beischel serves as Director of Research.
Read Dr. Beischel’s full bio
Read Mark Boccuzzi’s Psi Encyclopedia entry
What We Do
Daily activities at the Center include:
- Designing and performing mediumship research.
- Publishing Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies (TJICS), a free, peer-reviewed, online-only, open access journal.
- Creating and providing relevant Fact Sheets and short videos based on our research findings.
- Sharing updates on our website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and through monthly emails to our list.
- Publishing original research in peer-reviewed academic journals and books.
- Presenting our findings at meetings, workshops, and academic conferences
Our Commitment To Free, Open Access Content
As a charitable organization, we believe we must provide access to our research and educational materials to everyone at no cost. We accomplish this by working closely with other organizations that embrace this open access ethic. In cases where it may not be possible to provide free access to some materials (for example, many academic publishers place research manuscripts behind paywalls), we create videos, factsheets, and other resources that summarize new findings. These resources are then published on our website under the Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) so that they can be freely shared for noncommercial use.
The Management Team
Dominique Surel, PhD
Jack Crittenden, PhD
Anita Claney, MS
Rev. Gerry Nangle
Director of Research
Julie Beischel, PhD (Bio)
Executive Director & Managing Editor of Threshold
Mark Boccuzzi (volunteer)
Ryan Gebhart, Laboratory Technician
Mikal Mullaly, Operations
Lydia Christina Perez, LMSW, Research Assistant
David B. Metcalfe
Liminal Analytics: Applied Research Collective
Windbridge Research Center
Susan E. Bernstein, MA
Editorial Board Members:
Charles F. Emmons, PhD
Prof. of Sociology
Department of Sociology, Gettysburg College
Neal Grossman, PhD
Author of The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind
Lila Massoumi, MD
Psychiatrist & Medical Director
Michigan Integrative Holistic Psychiatry
Julia Mossbridge, PhD
Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Patricia Pearson, MS
Journalist and author of Opening Heaven’s Door
Dominique Surel, PhD
Dean of Faculty
Energy Medicine University
Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs)
The Center works with a team of Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) who volunteer their time by participating in research and providing suggestions for research directions.
Funding for the WCRM program has ended. We are no longer screening or admitting new mediums into the WCRM program.
You can learn more about the WCRMs here.
The best way to contact us is by email.
We regret that we are not staffed to provide responses to inquiries regarding specific psychic, mediumistic, psychological, or photographic experiences.
As we are not clinicians, if you are experiencing any physical or mental distress, please consult a licensed health care provider.
Before emailing us, please visit our FAQ page HERE.