Alessandra Strada, PhD is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She is also Attending Psychologist in the department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York City. Alessandra is the director of the Supportive Treatment and Resources (STAR) Program, a specialist palliative care program that focuses on palliative care and hospice patients who do not have caregiver support or whose caregivers are too distressed to meet their loved ones’ needs. Alessandra is Core Faculty and member of the education committee in the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and the Pain Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center. She serves as faculty in the psychology internship program in the department of psychiatry. Alessandra is also assistant Professor in the department of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.