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Gail Lois Daumit

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
United States of America


Dr. Gail Daumit is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. She also holds appointments in epidemiology, and health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her areas of clinical expertise include clinical trials, epidemiology and health services research. Dr. Daumit serves as the research director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and co-chair of the Institutional Review Board X at Johns Hopkins. She earned her M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and performed a fellowship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, earning a M.H.S. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Daumit’s research is devoted to improving overall health and decreasing premature mortality for people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Her work has been recognized with several honors. In 2013, she received the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award for “The Randomized Trial of Achieving Healthy Lifestyles in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.” In 2014, the same research paper won the 2014 Trial of the Year Award from the Society for Clinical Trials. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Research Interest

Health disparities; Access to and quality of primary medical care for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness; Medical comorbidity; Epidemiology and prevention of comorbid disease in serious mental illness


  • Daumit GL, Pronovost PJ, Anthony CB, Guallar E, Steinwachs DM, Ford DE. Adverse Events During Medical and Surgical Hospitalizations for Persons with Schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2006 Mar;63(3):267-272.

  • Daumit GL, Clark JM, Graham CM, Lehman A, Ford DE. Prevalence and Correlates of Obesity in a Community Sample of Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2003; 191 (12). 799-805.

  • Daumit GL, Crum RM, Guallar E, Powe NR, Primm AB, Steinwachs DM, Ford DE. Outpatient Prescriptions for Atypical Antipsychotics for African Americans, Hispanics and Whites in the United States, Archives of General Psychiatry, 2003; 60: 121-128.

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