Dr. Muriel Gillick is a Corresponding Member of the Faculty in the Department of Population Medicine. Her scholarly interests are in health care policy and ethical issues near the end of life. In addition to publishing articles in the medical literature, she has written four books for a general audience discussing ethical, medical, and other issues arising in old age. Her most recent book is The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Youth, Eternal Life, and Other Dangerous Fantasies (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006).
Dr. Gillick graduated from Swarthmore College, obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital, with geriatrics training at Boston University School of Medicine. She was previously Physician-in-Chief at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, a teaching nursing home in Boston, and served as director of the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Palliative Care team.