The Fourth Summit: Geroscience for the Next Generation

Thomas Gill

Dr. Thomas Gill is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Investigative Medicine and the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale University.  During the past 28 years, Dr. Gill has done groundbreaking research on the epidemiology and prevention of functional decline and disability in older persons.  He directs the Center on Disability and Disabling Disorders, which conducts longitudinal studies and clinical trials to enhance the scientific knowledge base of the disablement process and to rigorously evaluate promising intervention strategies.  Dr. Gill is the author of nearly 400 published reports and the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a MERIT Award and a Leadership Award from the National Institute on Aging.  He is also leading a new translational geroscience initiative with support from the Department of Medicine, Department of Pathology and School of Medicine.  Dr. Gill holds several leadership positions at Yale, including Director of the Program on Aging and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Director of the NIA-sponsored T32 postdoctoral training program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research.