Staff Spotlight: Dr. Gillian Morris

- Describe briefly what you do and how long have you been at Brown.
I am a physician at Health Services. I am a board certified family physician by training, and am most passionate about complex contraceptive and reproductive health management, complex mental health concerns, and gender affirming care. I have been at Brown for almost 2 years.  
- What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
In 2019, I received one of the Rhode Island Medical Society's 4 under 40 Awards as an acknowledgement of early career achievement and commitment to the medical profession. This award was a huge honor and eclipsed my previous best professional accomplishment of having won "Best Dressed" as my medical school senior superlative. On a more serious note, often young physicians work tirelessly without any fanfare, and having my dedication honored was really, really special. 
- Name something about you most people don't know.
People who don't know me well--or at least, don't spend time in the Andrews House lunchroom--don't know that I love cooking. I enjoy being creative with new or unusual ingredients and brainstorming recipes off the cuff. I am always looking for new recipes and cuisines to try. Right now, I'm really into fermentation and bread making.
- If you weren't doing this job, what would you be doing?
I became a physician because at the time I was deciding whether or not to apply to medical school, I couldn't imagine myself in any other profession. I briefly entertained the idea of being a news anchor before committing to medicine, and I still think it would be fun to be a TV personality. While I was still in residency, I did an elective in the medical unit at ABC News, and loved every minute of it.