Mary Elizabeth Tinetti, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Geriatrics: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center | Investigative Medicine Program | Rheumatology, Allergy, & Clinical Immunology

School of Public Health: Health Policy & Management

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

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)

Honors & Recognition

  • Kent AwardGerontological Society of America (2017)

  • Honorary DoctorateLeuven University, Belgium (2012)

  • Distinguished Alumni AwardUniversity of Minnesota Internal Medicine Residency Program. (2011)

  • Edward Henderson AwardThe American Geriatrics Society (2011)

  • Maxwell Pollack AwardGerontological Society of America (2010)

  • Atlantic Philanthropies Health and Aging Fellowship (2010), (2011)

  • John M. Eisenberg AwardSociety for General Internal Medicine (2009)

  • MacArthur Foundation FellowJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2009)

Professional Service

  • Appointments and Promotions Committee, Epidemiology and Public Health (2015 - Present) EPH A&P committee

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Advancing Age Friendly Health Systems (2015 - Present) Co-Chair, Advisory Committee

  • Tideswell National Leadership Development Program (2014 - 2016) National Advisor

  • American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Person-Centered Care (2013 - 2014)

  • HCSRN-OAIC AGING Initiative Steering Committee (2013 - Present)

  • National Committee on Quality Assurance (2013 - Present) Developing Person-Driven Outcome Measures for Older Adults with Long Term Care Service Needs

  • ADGAP Board of Directors (2012 - Present)

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee (2010 - 2015)

  • Advisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2003 - 2009) Advisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

  • Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar Award Advisory Board - Am Federation for Aging Research (1994 - 2009)


  • Falls in the Elderly: recent findings and ongoing research on detection of 'at-risk' elderly populations Paris, France (2009 - 2009)

    Participated in the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology International Assoc. of Gerontology

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