Anna "Nina" C. Muriel, MD, MPH

Anna C. "Nina" Muriel, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Educational and professional experience
1988 BA, Brown University
1996 MD/MPH, Tufts University School of Medicine
1996-1997 Internship in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
1997-1999 Resident in Adult Psychiatry, MGH and McLean Hospital
1999-2001 Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MGH and McLean Hospital
2001-2008 Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (HMS)
2008- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
2001-2008 Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry, MGH
2002-2008 Staff Psychiatrist, MGH Pediatric Consultation Service and MGH Cancer Center Parenting Program
2008- Associate Psychiatrist, Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Boston Children’s Hospital
Current teaching and research interests

Anna C. “Nina” Muriel, MD, MPH, has been active in the care of palliative care patients and in the training of palliative care clinicians since 2002. Her work was initially in the care of adults with advanced cancer, to clinically address and do research about their concerns about parenting dependent children. She collaborated with palliative care clinicians and taught adult palliative care fellows in didactic talks about mental health issues, and in individual supervision.

Since 2008, Dr. Muriel's focus has been in pediatric oncology, caring for patients throughout the disease trajectory and into end of life, collaborating with the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, and teaching Pediatric Palliative Care Fellows in both didactic and reflective seminars.

As a Division Chief in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, she thinks about the overlap in the fields and implements strategies for collaboration and service delivery without redundancy.

She has written chapters and teaching modules in palliative care textbooks and online resources on topics of supporting children during parental end of life and bereavement, as well as the psychological care of children with life-limiting illness. She is co-author of "Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child when a Parent is Sick," co-editor of "Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: A Textbook for Multidisciplinary Care," and a recent JPM paper on pediatric palliative care and child psychiatry.