Mary Elizabeth Tinetti MD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases), of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Investigative Medicine; Section Chief, Geriatrics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchSchool of Public HealthInternal Medicine: Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center; Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Research Interests

Falls and injuries; Mobility; Clinical decision-making in the face of multiple health conditions; Harms and benefits of medications more...


  • M.D., University of Michigan, 1978

Selected Publications

  • Tinetti ME, Fried TR, Boyd, CM. Designing Health Care for the Most Common Chronic Condition: Multi-morbidity. JAMA 2012; 307(23):2493-2495.
  • Tinetti ME, McAvay G, Murphy T, Allore H, Gross, C, Lin H. Contribution of Individual Diseases to Death in Older Adults with Multiple Diseases. J Am Geriatr Soc 60(8):1448-56, 2012.
  • Tinetti ME, McAvay G, Chang SS, Newman AB, Ning Y, Fried TR, Yaffe K, Fitzpatrick AL, Harris T, Satterfield S, Peduzzi P. Effect of chronic diseases and disease-related symptoms and impairments on universal health outcomes in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011: 59: 1618-1627.



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