Dr. Gail Daumit is a practicing general internist, epidemiologist and mental health services researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions. She is a Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine, and in Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a core faculty member in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Dr. Daumit’s research program uses clinical epidemiology and health services research methods to focus on improving physical health and wellness and decreasing premature mortality in persons with serious mental illnesses. Her research initially focused on performing descriptive analyses to determine and convey the burden of physical health problems in this vulnerable population. She is now leading NIH-funded randomized clinical trials to develop and evaluate promising behavioral lifestyle interventions to decrease cardiovascular risk factors in persons with serious mental illness and is studying factors facilitating implementation and sustainability of interventions to improve physical health for this vulnerable population.