Heather G Allore, PhD

Professor; Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core ; Director, Data Management and Statistics Core, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Precision Medicine focused on Health Disparities; Adjunct Professor, Harldsplass Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Geriatrics: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

School of Public Health: Biostatistics

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)

Faculty Research


My research is focused on issues related to the design and analysis of studies of multi-component interventions and studies of multifactorial geriatric health conditions and multiple chronic conditions. I develop strategies for handling missing data or competing risks which result in the primary outcome not being observed that frequently occurs in studies of older persons. I am the founder of “Gerontologic Biostatistics” that focuses on statistical and epidemiologic methodology development in aging research. This discipline trains biostatisticians for conducting collaborative research with clinical investigators in geriatrics and gerontology and provides the basis for the development of new statistical methodologies. Methods include: longitudinal modeling of trajectories, extended Cox models for state transitions in geriatrics, such as frailty and disability that consist of multiple discrete states in which both onset and recovery are possible, and determining the mechanisms of action of an effective multi-component intervention. Most recently, the use of joint modeling to account for deaths in longitudinal studies of geriatric outcomes.

We have developed a website GRASP that aids all who are interested in Aging Research, both those familiar with analytic methods and those getting familiar with many of our methods.

Education & Training

PhD Cornell University (1996)
Postdoctoral Fellow Cornell University

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowGerontological Society of America (2016)

  • Women’s Midcareer Leadership Competitive ApplicationAmerican Association of Medical Colleges (2014)

  • Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International (2012)

  • NRI Competitive Grants Postdoctoral Fellowship 96-35204-3441NRI Competitive Grants Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996)

  • Gamma Sigma Delta Research AwardGamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society (1991)

  • HR Anslie Leadership AwardCornell University (1990)

Professional Service

  • NIH (2015) Special Emphasis Panel Reviewer, Support of Competitive Research (SCORE)

  • Gerontological Society of America (2014 - 2017) Health Sciences Membership Committee

  • NIH/NIA (2014) PPG P01Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Data Safety Monitoring Board (2014) Electroencephalography Guidance of Anesthesia to Alleviate Geriatric Syndromes (ENGAGES) Study

  • NIH/NIA (2014) Clinical Trial Advisory Panel

  • HMO Research Network/OAIC Aging Initiative (2014) Data and Measures Workgroup


  • NIH/NIAID (2011 - 2012) SEP Reviewer, P01 Immunology, NIH/NIAID

  • NIH/NIAID (2011 - 2012) SEP Immunology,

  • Partnership for Anemia: Clinical and Translational Trials (2010) Data Safety Monitoring Board

  • Yale Center for Analytic Science (2010) Yale Center for Analytic Science Executive Steering Committee

  • NIMH (2009 - 2010) Member, Special Emphasis Panel, Treatment of Mental Illness

  • Foundation for NIH review panel on Sarcopenia (2009 - 2009) Review panel on Sarcopenia

  • Gerontological Society of America (2008) Convener Gerontological Society of America Measures Statistics Research Design Section

  • CDC (2008) Chair: CDC Special Emphasis Panel: Preparing People with Arthritis to Safely Select and Self Direct their Physical Activity

  • CDC (2007 - 2007) CDC Mentored Public Health Research Scientist Development Award

  • NIH/NIA (2006 - 2012) NIH/NIA ASG Study Section

  • Human Nutrition and Obesity Section USDA-NRICGP (2006) Human Nutrition and Obesity Section USDA-NRICGP

  • USDA Small Business Initiative Grant Program (2003 - 2005) USDA Small Business Initiative Grant Program

  • VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (2002) VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center Human Rights Committee


  • Sabbatical Sydney, Australia; Bergen, Norway (2016 - 2017)

  • Vice President Guilford, United States (2009 - 2014)

    Guilford Land Conservation Trust

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Heather G Allore, PhD
Office Location
Program on Aging300 George Street, Ste 775
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
300 George St Suite 775
New Haven, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae