Robert N. Butler
About the Author
Robert N. Butler, MD, (1927–2010) was the president and CEO of the International Longevity Centre–USA and a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Why Survive?: Being Old in America and chair of the Council on Ageing of the World Economic Forum, he was a frequent adviser to international agencies, including the World Health Organization, and served as the medical editor in chief of Geriatrics for more than a decade.