Heather G Allore PhD

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

Biographical Info

My research is focused on issues related to the design and analysis of studies of multi-component interventions and observational studies of multifactorial geriatric health conditions. I develop strategies for handling missing data that frequently occurs in studies of older persons. I've been developed a sub-discipline of biostatistics that focuses on training and methodological development in aging research called “Gerontologic Biostatistics.” 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 (grasp.med.yale.edu) 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

Ph.D.
Cornell University (1996)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell University, Epidemiology

Honors & Recognition

  • NRI Competitive Grants Postdoctoral Fellowship 96-35204-3441
    NRI Competitive Grants Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996)
  • HR Anslie Leadership Award
    Cornell University (1990)
  • Paul Harris Fellow
    Rotary International (2012)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award
    Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society (1991)

Professional Service

  • Convener, Gerontological Society of America (11/20/2008)
  • Chair-elect, Gerontological Society of America (11/01/2014 - 10/31/2017)
  • SEP Reviewer, NIH/NIA (09/25/2014)
  • Biostatistician, Data Safety Monitoring Board (09/20/2014)
  • Member, NIH/NIA (08/01/2013 - 10/31/2013)
  • Biostatistician, Partnership for Anemia: Clinical and Translational Trials (07/01/2010)
  • Biostatistical Member, NIH/NIA (05/01/2014)
  • Charter Member, NIH/NIA (02/01/2006 - 06/19/2012)
  • Biostatistical Reviewer, NIH/NIAID (01/01/2011 - 09/30/2012)
  • Member, NIH/NIAID (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2012)
  • Biostatistician, Foundation for NIH review panel on Sarcopenia (01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009)
  • Biostatistical Reviewer, NIMH (01/01/2009 - 12/31/2010)
  • Chair, CDC (01/01/2008)
  • Biostatistical Reviewer, CDC (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2007)
  • Reviewer, Human Nutrition and Obesity Section USDA-NRICGP (01/01/2006)
  • Reviewer, USDA Small Business Initiative Grant Program (01/01/2003 - 01/01/2005)
  • Biostatistical member, VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (01/01/2002)

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