Greg Merrill is a social worker who cares for adults living with life-threatening illnesses, offering support to their caregivers as well. Providing resources, psychological support and interventions, he aims to help his patients live as well as possible for as long as possible.
In research, Merrill investigates the health and social needs of minority communities as part of designing models of care that are culturally affirmative, grounded in research and real-life experience, and feasible to implement.
After earning a bachelor's degree in English from Bowdoin College, Merrill earned his master's degree in social work from San Francisco State University.
Merrill was the director of field education and a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare for more than 15 years and twice received a teacher of the year award by student vote. Before that, he was the clinical social work supervisor at the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center and the director of client services at Community United Against Violence in San Francisco.
San Francisco State University, MSW, 1996