Jim Tucker's Bio
Jim B. Tucker, M.D.
Address:University of Virginia Health System Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences Division of Perceptual Studies 210 10th Street NE, Suite #100 Charlottesville, VA 22902-5328 Phone: 434-924-2281 Fax: 434-924-1712
Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia Health System. September 2014-present.
Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System. 2012-present.
Assistant Professor: Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System. 1999 - 2010.
Assistant Professor: Division of Child and Family Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System. 2000 - 2010.
Interim Division Director: July 1, 2000 - June 20, 2001.
Medical Director: Child and Family Psychiatry Clinic. July 1, 2003 - Present.
Private Practice of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry:
- Psychiatric Associates of the Shenandoah, Fishersville, VA. 1995-2000.
- Piedmont Psychiatric Professionals, Waynesboro, VA. 1991-1995.
Service Director: Adolescent Residential Treatment Program, Charter Behavioral Health System, Charlottesville, VA. 1997 - 1999.
- DeJarnette Center, Staunton, VA. 1991 - 1992.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- General Psychiatry 1992
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1992
General Psychiatry: Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. 1986-1989.
Child Psychiatry: Division of Child and Family Psychiatry, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. 1989-1991.
M.D.: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1986.
B.A.: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1982.
B.A. in Psychology
- Phi Beta Kappa
Tucker JB. Religion and medicine. [Letter] Lancet 353:1803, 1999.
Tucker JB. Modification of attitudes to influence survival from breast cancer. [Commentary] Lancet 354:1320, 1999.
Keil HHJ, Tucker JB. An unusual birthmark case thought to be linked to a person who had previously died. Psychological Reports 87:1067-1074, 2000.
Tucker JB. A scale to measure the strength of children's claims of previous lives: methodology and initial findings. Journal of Scientific Exploration 14(4):571-581, 2000.
Tucker JB. Measuring the strength of children's claims to remember previous lives. In Trends in Rebirth Research: Proceedings of an International Seminar, Senanayake N, (ed.). Ratmalana, Sri Lanka: Sarvodaya Vishva Lekha, 2001.
Tucker JB, Keil HHJ. Can cultural beliefs cause a gender identity disorder? Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality 13(2):21-30, 2001.
Tucker JB. Review of "Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder without Drugs." Journal of Scientific Exploration 16(4):688-694, 2002.
Tucker JB. Reincarnation. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, Kastenbaum R (ed.). New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 705-710, 2003.
Tucker JB. Religion and Medicine. In Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Selin H (ed.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 373-384, 2003.
Tucker JB. Review of "Return of the Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation and Soul Groups Reunited." Journal of Scientific Exploration 17(3):583-584, 2003.
Tucker JB. Response to "A New Perspective on the Afterlife Issue." Journal of Near-Death Studies 22(1):15-19, 2003.
Nelson R, Krippner S, Tucker J, Zeitlin G, Pitkanen M, King C, & Germine M. Who and where is the self? A round table discussion on memory, information and the limits of identity. Journal of Non-Locality and Remote Mental Interactions (e-journal) 2(3):http://www.emergentmind.org/interview.htm, 2003.
Keil HHJ & Tucker JB. Children who claim to remember previous lives: Cases with written records made before the previous personality was identified. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 19(1):91-101, 2005.
Sharma P & Tucker JB. Cases of the reincarnation type with memories from the intermission between lives. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 23(2):101-118, 2005.
Tucker JB. Juvenile-onset bipolar disorder? [Letter] Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(10):966, 2005.
Tucker JB. Life Before Life: Life Before Life: A Scientic Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous LIves. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Pasricha SK, Keil J, Tucker JB, Stevenson I. Some bodily malformations attributed to previous lives. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 19(3):359-383, 2005.
Tucker JB & Keil HHJ. Experimental birthmarks: New cases of an Asian practice. International Journal of Parapsychology, in press.
Tucker JB. Children who claim to remember previous lives: Past, present, and future research. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 21(3):543-552, 2007.
Tucker JB. Ian Stevenson and cases of the reincarnation type. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22(1);36-43, 2008.
Tucker JB. Children's reports of past-life memories: A review. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 4(4):244-248, 2008.
Tucker JB. Review of "Can the Mind Survive beyond Death? In Pursuit of Scientific Evidence" by Satwant K. Pasricha. Journal of Scientific Exploration 24:133-137, 2010.
Keil HHJ & Tucker JB. Response to "How To Improve the Study and Documentation of Cases of the Reincarnation Type? A Reappraisal of the Case of Kemal Atasoy" by Vitor Moura Visoni. Journal of Scientific Exploration 24:295-296, 2010.
Dossey L, Greyson B, Sturrock PA, Tucker, JB. Consciousness---What Is It? Journal of Cosmology 14: 4697-4711, 2011.
Tucker JB & Keil HHJ. Experimental Birthmarks: New Cases of an Asian Practice. Journal of Scientific Exploration 27:263-276, 2013.
Telemental Health Panel. Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center First Annual Summit, March 15-16, 2012, Charlottesville, VA.
Teens and telespsychiatry. 7th Teen Culture Conference: Health Resilience, University of Virginia, October 10, 2011, Charlottesville, VA.
Telemental health. Virginia Telehealth Summit, April 5, 2011, Wintergreen, VA.
Life before life. IdeaFestival 2010, September 29-October 2, 2010, Louisville, KY.
Scientific evidence of reincarnation? 1st International Conference of Education and Spirituality, September 4-6, 2010, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Life before life: Children who report memories of previous lives. Rutherford Institute's 2010 Summer Speaker Series, June 28, 2010, Charlottesville, VA.
Children's reports of past-life memories. 3rd U.S. Spiritist Medical Congress, June 11-13, 2010 Washington DC.
Children's memories of previous lives. Sages and Scientists: The Merging of a New Future, Chopra Foundation, February 26-28, 2010, Carlsbad, CA.
Children's memories of previous lives. Forever Family Foundation: Investigations of Consciousness and the Unseen World. Proof of an Afterlife? January 19-20, 2008, San Francisco, CA.
Research on cases suggestive of reincarnation. Mind & Its Potential 2nd Annual Conference, September 2 - 3, 2006, Sydney, Australia.
Children who claim to remember previous lives: Past, present, and future research. 25th Annual Meeting, Society for Scientific Exploration, June 8 - 10, 2006, Orem, UT.
What science can say about reincarnation. Rhine Research Center conference: After Death...What Do We Know? May 5 - 6, 2006, Durham, NC.
Past lives. Penn State University Vedic Society, October 27, 2005, State College, PA.
A scientific investigation: Children remembering previous lives. 92nd Street Y lecture series, September 28, 2005, New York, NY.
Medication treatments for ADHD. Pediatric Psychopharmacology Seminar: Challenges and Opportunity. Sponsored by ERRIS and Pediatric Neuropsychology, University of Virginia Children's Hospital, March 25, 2005, Charlottesville, VA.
Forty years of scientific reincarnation research. The Third Annual Schwartzreport Conference on Issues in Consciousness. The Physics of Consciousness: New Models of Reality and the Mystery of Nonlocality, November 4-7, 2004, Virginia Beach, VA.
Research with American children who report past-life memories. 2nd North American Conference on Children's Spirituality, October 7-10, 2004, Pacific Grove, CA.
Birthmarks and memories of prior lives. International Foundation for Survival Research Life After Death Conference, May 9, 2004, Novato, CA.
Investigation and psychological testing of U.S. children who claim to remember previous lives [poster presentation]. Bial Foundation 5th Symposium: Behind and Beyond the Brain, March 31 - April 3, 2004, Porto, Portugal.
Children who report past-life memories. Lecture in the Rhine Research Center Summer Study Program in Parapsychology, July 10, 2002, Durham, NC.
Young American children who report past-life experiences. 21st Annual Meeting, Society for Scientific Exploration, May 29-31, 2002, Charlottesville, VA.
Investigation and psychological testing of U.S. children who claim to remember previous lives, preliminary report [poster presentation]. Bial Foundation 4th Symposium: Behind and Beyond the Brain, April 4-6, 2002, Porto, Portugal.
Children who claim to remember previous lives (with Ian Stevenson). The Medical Center Hour, University of Virginia School of Medicine, January 16, 2002, Charlottesville, VA.
Children who claim to remember previous lives. Western State Hospital Grand Rounds, September 19, 2001, Staunton, VA.
Children who speak of previous lives. UNLV Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies Lecture Series, February 21, 2001, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, NV.
A scale to measure children's claims of previous lives. 19th Annual Meeting, Society for Scientific Exploration, June 8-10, 2000, London, Ontario.
Are prenatal memories possible? Under Fives Clinical Forum, Under Fives Study Center, University of Virginia, April 13, 2000, Charlottesville, VA.
Measuring the strength of children's claims to remember previous lives. Recent Trends in Rebirth Research: An International Seminar, March 17-18, 2000, Mahakanda, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
New Cases of Experimental Birthmarks. 17th Annual Meeting, Society for Scientific Exploration, May 28-30,1998, Charlottesville, VA.
Awards and Grants
Research bursary from the Bial Foundation for the project "Investigation and psychological testing of U.S. children who claim to remember previous lives," € 50,000, 2001.
Served as Referee
International Journal of Parapsychology
Journal of Near-Death Studies
Journal of Parapsychology
Journal of Scientific Exploration