Mary Tinetti, MD, is the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Director of the Program on Aging and the Claude D. Pepper Center at Yale School of Medicine, where she has been on the faculty since 1984. Through her research, she determined that older adults at risk for falling could be identified, that falls were associated with serious adverse outcomes, that multifactorial risk reduction strategies were effective and cost-effective, and that fall risk assessment and management could be incorporated into the clinical care of older adults. Her current focus is on clinical decision-making for older adults with multiple health conditions, particularly trade-offs among chronic diseases and the need for universal, cross-disease health outcomes. She has over 150 original publications and is an editor for Principles of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Dr. Tinetti provides care to older adults at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tinetti received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed a geriatric fellowship at the University of Rochester following an internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Tinetti has been a member of the board of directors of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and served on several national advisory committees including the Advisory Council of the NIA, the Beeson Faculty Scholars, the RWJ Generalist Physician Faculty Award, the Brookdale Fellowship, and the Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee of the FDA. She has received numerous awards including the Humana Award from the AGS; Joseph T. Freeman, Powell Lawton, and Max Pollock Awards from the Gerontological Society of America; the Irving Wright Award from the American Federation for Aging Research; and the John Eisenberg Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and was recently named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
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