Kathy Shear

Dr. Kathy Shear is the founder and director of the Center for Complicated Grief at the Columbia School of Social Work. She is an internist and a psychiatrist.

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Jon A. Overvold

The Rev. Jon A. Overvold is president of the board of directors for the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is the manager of pastoral care and education at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Overvold is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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James W. Pennebaker

James W. Pennebaker is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He wrote Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions and Writing to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering From Trauma and Emotional Upheaval.

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Debra Kaysen

Debra Kaysen is a clinical psychologist and a professor with the department of psychiatry at Stanford University. Kaysen studies trauma-related disorders. Send interview requests to Lisa Kim.

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Sally Karioth

Sally Karioth is a faculty member of the Florida State University College of Nursing. She teaches one of the university’s most popular courses, called ”Death, the Individual and the Family.”

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Andi Egbert

Andi Egbert is a senior research associate at APM Research Lab. Through its ongoing Color of Coronavirus project, the research lab is analyzing the inequalities among COVID-19 deaths. Send interview requests to Kelly Reller.

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Kevin B. Wright

Kevin B. Wright is a George Mason University professor who studies health communications and is the co-author of several books, including Health Communication in the 21st Century and Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships.

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Megan Devine

Megan Devine is a psychotherapist, grief advocate and the author of It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Submit media requests via Devine’s Refuge in Grief website.

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