About Dr. Gary Schwartz

Dr. Gary Schwartz is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona. In addition to teaching courses on health psychology and the psychology of religion and spirituality, he is the director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.

He received a nearly two million-dollar award from the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health to create a Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science at the University of Arizona, which he directed for four years.  Dr. Schwartz founded the Academy for Advances in Postmaterial Sciences (AAPSglobal.com).  He also was the founding president of the Forever Family Foundation.   

Gary collaborated with Canyon Ranch on biofield science and energy healing research and serves as the Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing. He also served as Chairman of Eternea, an organization whose mission is to foster the integration of science and spirituality for personal and global transformation.  


Gary received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1971 and was an assistant professor at Harvard for five years. He later served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988. 


He has published more than four hundred and fifty scientific papers, including six papers in the journal Science. Gary has also co-edited eleven academic books.  He is the author of The Sacred Promise (2011), The Energy Healing Experiments (2007), The G.O.D. Experiments (2006), The Afterlife Experiments (2002), The Truth about Mediums (2005), and The Living Energy Universe (1999)


Gary is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research. He has received many awards for distinguished research and was the founding President of the Forever Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that fosters research and education on afterlife science and healing. (www.foreverfamilyfoundation.org)


He frequently speaks about health psychology, energy healing, and spiritual research and has been interviewed on many major network television and radio shows.  His work has been the subject of documentaries and profiles on Discovery, HBO, the SciFi Channel, Arts & Entertainment, Fox and others. His research was featured on the documentary The Life After Death Project.  His work has been described in various magazines and newspapers including USA Today, The London Times, The New York Times, The LA Times, and others. 

He is married to Rhonda Eklund Schwartz, a gifted artist and former employee of a Fortune 100 company who has developed the ability to see and hear spirit.  She now works as a selective research medium in the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health and is the author of Love Eternal. To learn more, visit RhondaEklundSchwartz.com and Instagram.com/rhondaeklundschwartz

To learn more about Dr. Schwartz, see DrGarySchwartz.com

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