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Mary Tinetti, MD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Section Chief, Geriatrics

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Mary Tinetti, MD

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Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Geriatrics

    PO Box 208025, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8025

    United States

Mary Tinetti
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Appointments

Biography

Dr. Tinetti is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health and is Chief of Geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine. She is a leading expert in the area of falls and fall injury risk factors identification and prevention. Her current research focus is on clinical decision-making for older adults in the face of multiple health conditions, measuring the net benefit and harms of commonly used medications, and the importance of cross-disease universal health outcomes. She is leading a national effort to develop and test an approach to health care that aligns primary and specialty care to focus on the health priorities of older adults with multiple conditions. She also chairs a group of advisors helping large health systems be Age-Friendly. Dr. Tinetti’s work is funded by the NIH and several foundations. She has published over 250 original peer reviewed articles.  She has served on several national advisory committees including the FDA, NCQA, NQF. Dr. Tinetti has received numerous awards and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Michigan (1978)
  • Fellow
    University of Rochester and Monroe Hospital
  • Resident
    University of Minnesota
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1981)

Activities

  • Falls in the Elderly: recent findings and ongoing research on detection of 'at-risk' elderly populations
    Paris, France 2009
    Participated in the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology International Assoc. of Gerontology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Kent AwardGerontological Society of America2017
Honorary DoctorateLeuven University, Belgium2012
Distinguished Alumni AwardUniversity of Minnesota Internal Medicine Residency Program.2011
Edward Henderson AwardThe American Geriatrics Society2011
Maxwell Pollack AwardGerontological Society of America2010
Atlantic Philanthropies Health and Aging Fellowship2010, 2011
John M. Eisenberg AwardSociety for General Internal Medicine2009
MacArthur Foundation FellowJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation2009

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Appointments and Promotions Committee, Epidemiology and Public HealthEPH A&P committee2015 - Present
Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Advancing Age Friendly Health SystemsCo-Chair, Advisory Committee2015 - Present
Tideswell National Leadership Development ProgramNational Advisor2014 - 2016
American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Person-Centered Care2013 - 2014
HCSRN-OAIC AGING Initiative Steering Committee2013 - Present
National Committee on Quality AssuranceDeveloping Person-Driven Outcome Measures for Older Adults with Long Term Care Service Needs2013 - Present
ADGAP Board of Directors2012 - Present
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee2010 - 2015
Advisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars ProgramAdvisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program2003 - 2009
Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar Award Advisory Board - Am Federation for Aging Research1994 - 2009

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