Thomas Michael Gill MD

Humana Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Investigative Medicine; Director, Yale Program on Aging; Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Director, Yale Center for Disability and Disabling Disorders; Director, Yale Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research


Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health

Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine: Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center; Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Biography

Dr. Thomas Gill is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Investigative Medicine and the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale University. He received his research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholar at Yale, and he joined the faculty in 1994 after completing an additional year as a geriatrics fellow. Dr. Gill is a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award, the RWJ Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award, the 2001 Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society, the Ewald W. Busse Research Award in the Biomedical Sciences, and the 2012 Joseph T. Freeman Award from the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Gill holds several leadership positions at Yale, including Director of the Program on Aging and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Director of the Center on Disability and Disabling Disorders, and Director of an NIA-funded postdoctoral training program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research. Dr. Gill’s research and mentoring program is currently supported by an NIA Leadership Award and an NIA-funded R01, and includes three NIA-funded multi-site clinical trials. His research accomplishments have been recognized through receipt of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians.


Education

  • B.S., Loyola University , 1983
  • BA, Loyola University , 1985
  • M.D., University of Chicago , 1987

Selected Publication

  • Gill TM. Disentangling the Disabling Process: Insights from the Precipitating Events Project. Gerontologist 2014; 54:533–549.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Ewald W. Busse Research Award in the Biomedical Sciences (2009)