Susan D. Block, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Nathan Cherny, M.D.
Department of Oncology, Cancer Pain, and Palliative Medicine
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem

Harvey M. Chochinov, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Community Health Sciences, and Family Medicine
Division of Palliative Care
University of Manitoba

George Fitchett, D.Min., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Religion, Health and Human Values
Rush University Medical Center

Kathleen M. Foley, M.D.
Attending Neurologist, Pain & Palliative Care
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Linda P. Fried, M.D., M.P.H.
DeLamar Professor of Public Health and Dean
Mailman School of Public Health
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Michael B. Friedman, L.M.S.W.
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Columbia University

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D.
Founder and Abbot
Upaya Zen Center

Sherman A. James, Ph.D.
Susan B. King Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies
Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

Kavita Patel, M.D., M.P.H.
Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery
Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution
Fellow, Economic Studies

James A. Tulsky, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Nursing
Director, Center for Palliative Care
Duke University

Diana J. Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor and Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research
University of Illinois-Chicago

John Templeton Foundation

Nicholas James St. John Gibson, Ph.D.
Human Sciences Program Officer

Principal Investigators

Linda Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society
Professor of Health Industry Management at the Kellogg School
Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Senior Advisor

The Rev. George F. Handzo, M.Div., BCC
Senior Consultant, HealthCare Chaplaincy

The Rev. Walter J. Smith, S.J., Ph.D.
President and CEO, HealthCare Chaplaincy