Brett Boeh Bergmann


Brett is from San Diego, California. Growing up, she shared her home with 7 other kids and is happiest when spending time with her big family. Brett attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon and completed degrees in Psychology and English as well as minors in Social Justice and Neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and playing volleyball.

Research Interests

  • social justice
  • engagement
  • hospice
  • EOL
  • bereavement

Research Description

Brett's main research interests are centered around social justice engagement and quality end-of-life care. With a focus on social justice engagement as praxis involving both reflection and action, she aims to understand the ways in which social justice education can engage individuals with diverse backgrounds and beliefs.  Additionally, Brett aims to promote dignity in the dying process.  With a commitment to clinically-relevant research, she is interested the ways that end-of-life care can promote a compassionate and patient-centered death.