Current Studies

We conduct studies to better understand mechanisms involved in the grief process, and how to best support people after the death of a loved one. An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed these research projects and found them to be acceptable. 

Study on Emotion Regulation and Social Support
We are interested in how close friends and family may help individuals cope with their grief after the death of a loved one. 
We are recruiting adults aged 18 years or older, who have experienced the death of a loved one. In this study, you would participate in an online survey. The anonymous survey includes questions about your close friends and family, as well as your thinking, feelings, health, and behaviors. The survey is entirely online, so no campus visits are necessary and you can participate from anywhere in the country.If you would like to participate, you can directly access the survey by clicking on https://uarizona.grief. As part of the study, you will also have the chance to win one of five Kindle Fires. If you think you would like more information, or have questions about the study, please call 520-626-5383 or toll free 1-877-518-4630. Or you can email Eva-Maria Stelzer (

If you would like more information about our studies, please contact the GLASS Lab at (520) 626-5383, or toll-free: 1-877-518-4630. You may also email