Karl Pillemer
Director Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University

Karl Pillemer is the Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and the Hazel E Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, all at Cornell University in New York. He also directs the Cornell Legacy Project and is author of the book 30 Lessons for Living (2011).

Written by Karl Pillemer

Wise rebel. James Dean with his grandfather. Fairmount, Indiana. 1955. Photo by Dennis Stock

Ageing and death
Ask the aged

Who better to answer questions about the purpose of life than someone who has been living theirs for a long time?

Karl Pillemer