Lynn G. Underwood

Lynn Underwood has published widely in areas such as quality of life, cancer, stress, compassionate love, and the understanding of ordinary spiritual experience in a multicultural context. Originally trained in medicine, she holds a PhD in epidemiology, is an elected member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine, and was awarded a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress. She has directed foundation programs and developed projects with the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health. She has been Professor of Biomedical Humanities and has taught courses such as Perspectives: Art, Science, and Spirituality. Dr Underwood is currently is a Senior Research Associate at the Inamori International Center for Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. She is the co-editor of books including The Science of Compassionate Love (Wiley-Blackwell), Measuring Stress (Oxford), and Social Support Measurement and Interventions (Oxford). She developed the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale and lectures, facilitates workshops, and advises people throughout the world who use it. Her present research is focused on how our fundamental selves can flourish and develop in the midst of difficult circumstances.