Heather G Allore, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and of Public Health (Biostatistics); Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core

Departments & Organizations

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)

Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health


My research is focused on issues related to the design and analysis of studies of multi-component interventions and studies of multifactorial geriatric health conditions and multiple chronic conditions. I develop strategies for handling missing data or competing risks which result in the primary outcome not being observed that frequently occurs in studies of older persons. I am the founder of “Gerontologic Biostatistics” that focuses on statistical and epidemiologic methodology development in aging research. This discipline trains biostatisticians for conducting collaborative research with clinical investigators in geriatrics and gerontology and provides the basis for the development of new statistical methodologies. Methods include: longitudinal modeling of trajectories, extended Cox models for state transitions in geriatrics, such as frailty and disability that consist of multiple discrete states in which both onset and recovery are possible, and determining the mechanisms of action of an effective multi-component intervention. Most recently, the use of joint modeling to account for deaths in longitudinal studies of geriatric outcomes.

We have developed a website GRASP that aids all who are interested in Aging Research, both those familiar with analytic methods and those getting familiar with many of our methods.

Education & Training

PhD Cornell University (1996)
Postdoctoral Fellow Cornell University

Honors & Recognition

  • Women’s Midcareer Leadership Competitive ApplicationAmerican Association of Medical Colleges (2014)

  • Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International (2012)

  • NRI Competitive Grants Postdoctoral Fellowship 96-35204-3441NRI Competitive Grants Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996)

  • Gamma Sigma Delta Research AwardGamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society (1991)

  • HR Anslie Leadership AwardCornell University (1990)

Professional Service

  • Health Sciences Membership Committee Gerontological Society of America (2014 - 2017)

  • PPG P01Alzheimer’s Disease NIH/NIA (2014)

  • Electroencephalography Guidance of Anesthesia to Alleviate Geriatric Syndromes (ENGAGES) Study Data Safety Monitoring Board (2014)

  • Clinical Trial Advisory Panel NIH/NIA (2014)

  • Data and Measures Workgroup HMO Research Network/OAIC Aging Initiative (2014)


  • SEP Reviewer, P01 Immunology, NIH/NIAID NIH/NIAID (2011 - 2012)

  • SEP Immunology, NIH/NIAID (2011 - 2012)

  • Data Safety Monitoring Board Partnership for Anemia: Clinical and Translational Trials (2010)

  • Yale Center for Analytic Science Executive Steering Committee Yale Center for Analytic Science (2010)

  • Member, Special Emphasis Panel, Treatment of Mental Illness NIMH (2009 - 2010)

  • Review panel on Sarcopenia Foundation for NIH review panel on Sarcopenia (2009 - 2009)

  • Convener Gerontological Society of America Measures Statistics Research Design Section Gerontological Society of America (2008)

  • Chair: CDC Special Emphasis Panel: Preparing People with Arthritis to Safely Select and Self Direct their Physical Activity CDC (2008)

  • CDC Mentored Public Health Research Scientist Development Award CDC (2007 - 2007)

  • NIH/NIA ASG Study Section NIH/NIA (2006 - 2012)

  • Human Nutrition and Obesity Section USDA-NRICGP Human Nutrition and Obesity Section USDA-NRICGP (2006)

  • USDA Small Business Initiative Grant Program USDA Small Business Initiative Grant Program (2003 - 2005)

  • VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center Human Rights Committee VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (2002)

International Activity

  • Vice President Guilford, United States (2009 - 2014)

    Guilford Land Conservation Trust

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Contact Info

Heather G Allore, PhD
Office Location
Program on Aging300 George Street, Ste 775
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Program on Aging300 George St Suite 775
New Haven, CT 06511

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