Hilary Tindle, M.D., M.P.H.

William Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. Chair in Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine


General Internal Medicine and Public Health


M.D., MEDICINE, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

M.P.H., Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

B.A., Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Hilary Tindle, M.D., M.P.H.

Previous Institution 

University of Pittsburgh, Center for Research on Health Care

Previous Role/Title 

Assistant Professor of Clinical and Translational Science


Internal Medicine


Chicago, IL


Scheuermann TS, Richter KP, Rigotti NA, Cummins SE, Harrington KF, Sherman SE, Zhu SH, Tindle HA, Preacher KJ, . Accuracy of self-reported smoking abstinence in clinical trials of hospital-initiated smoking interventionsAddiction [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec; 112(12): 2227-36. PMID: 28834608, PMCID: PMC5673569, DOI: 10.1111/add.13913, ISSN: 1360-0443. 

Wells QS, Freiberg MS, Greevy RA, Tyndale RF, Kundu S, Duncan MS, King S, Scoville E, Beaulieu D, Gatskie V, Tindle HANicotine Metabolism-informed Care for Smoking Cessation: A Pilot Precision RCTNicotine Tob. Res [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct 10/14/2017; PMID: 29059367, PII: 4554382, DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx235, ISSN: 1469-994X. 

So-Armah KA, Lim JK, Lo Re V, Tate JP, Chang CH, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Rimland D, Marconi VC, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Budoff MJ, Tindle HA, Samet JH, Justice AC, Freiberg MS, . FIB-4 stage of liver fibrosis predicts incident heart failure among HIV-infected and uninfected patientsHepatology [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct; 66(4): 1286-95. PMID: 28543215, PMCID: PMC5609079, DOI: 10.1002/hep.29285, ISSN: 1527-3350. 

Ylioja T, Cochran G, Chang Y, Tindle HA, Rigotti NA. Postdischarge smoking cessation in subgroups of hospitalized smokers: A latent class analysisSubst Abus [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct; 38(4): 493-7. PMID: 28727541, DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1355870, ISSN: 1547-0164. 

Tindle HA, Duncan MS, Liu S, Kuller LH, Fugate Woods N, Rapp SR, Kroenke CH, Coday M, Loucks EB, Lamonte MJ, Progovac AM, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Walitt BT, Yuo NY, Freiberg MS. Optimism, pessimism, cynical hostility, and biomarkers of metabolic function in the Women's Health InitiativeJ Diabetes [print-electronic]. 2017 Jul 7/13/2017; PMID: 28703425, DOI: 10.1111/1753-0407.12584, ISSN: 1753-0407. 

Rigotti NA, Chang Y, Rosenfeld LC, Japuntich SJ, Park ER, Tindle HA, Levy DE, Reid ZZ, Streck J, Gomperts T, Kelley JHK, Singer DE. Interactive Voice Response Calls to Promote Smoking Cessation after Hospital Discharge: Pooled Analysis of Two Randomized Clinical TrialsJ Gen Intern Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Jun 6/14/2017; PMID: 28616847, PMCID: PMC5570745, PII: 10.1007/s11606-017-4085-z, DOI: 10.1007/s11606-017-4085-z, ISSN: 1525-1497. 

Freiberg MS, Chang CH, Skanderson M, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Brandt CA, So-Armah KA, Vasan RS, Oursler KA, Gottdiener J, Gottlieb S, Leaf D, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Tracy RP, Gibert CL, Rimland D, Bedimo RJ, Brown ST, Goetz MB, Warner A, Crothers K, Tindle HA, Alcorn C, Bachmann JM, Justice AC, Butt AA. Association Between HIV Infection and the Risk of Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction and Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Antiretroviral Therapy Era: Results From the Veterans Aging Cohort StudyJAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 5/1/2017; 2(5): 536-46. PMID: 28384660, PMCID: PMC5541383, PII: 2615262, DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.0264, ISSN: 2380-6591. 

Kabat GC, Heo M, Allison M, Johnson KC, Ho GY, Tindle HA, Asao K, LaMonte MJ, Giovino GA, Rohan TE. Smoking Habits and Body Weight Over the Adult Lifespan in Postmenopausal WomenAm J Prev Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar; 52(3): e77-e84. PMID: 27939236, PII: S0749-3797(16)30545-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.020, ISSN: 1873-2607. 

Progovac AM, Chang YF, Chang CH, Matthews KA, Donohue JM, Scheier MF, Habermann EB, Kuller LH, Goveas JS, Chapman BP, Duberstein PR, Messina CR, Weaver KE, Saquib N, Wallace RB, Kaplan RC, Calhoun D, Smith JC, Tindle HAAre Optimism and Cynical Hostility Associated with Smoking Cessation in Older Women?Ann Behav Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Feb 2/13/2017; PMID: 28194642, PMCID: PMC5554747, PII: 10.1007/s12160-016-9873-x, DOI: 10.1007/s12160-016-9873-x, ISSN: 1532-4796. 

Cauley JA, Smagula SF, Hovey KM, Wactawski-Wende J, Andrews CA, Crandall CJ, LeBoff MS, Li W, Coday M, Sattari M, Tindle HAOptimism, Cynical Hostility, Falls, and Fractures: The Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS)J. Bone Miner. Res [print-electronic]. 2017 Feb; 32(2): 221-9. PMID: 27566996, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2984, ISSN: 1523-4681. 

Kershaw KN, Lane-Cordova AD, Carnethon MR, Tindle HA, Liu K. Chronic Stress and Endothelial Dysfunction: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)Am. J. Hypertens [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan; 30(1): 75-80. PMID: 27585566, PMCID: PMC5155567, PII: hpw103, DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpw103, ISSN: 1941-7225. 

Weaver KE, Snively BM, Hogan P, Josephs K, Johnson KC, Coday M, Progovac AM, Cirillo DJ, Ockene JK, Tindle HAPredictors of Continued Smoking and Interest in Cessation Among Older Female SmokersJ Aging Health [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan 1/1/2017; 898264316687622. PMID: 28553800, DOI: 10.1177/0898264316687622, ISSN: 1552-6887. 

Khambaty T, Stewart JC, Gupta SK, Chang CH, Bedimo RJ, Budoff MJ, Butt AA, Crane H, Gibert CL, Leaf DA, Rimland D, Tindle HA, So-Armah KA, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. Association Between Depressive Disorders and Incident Acute Myocardial Infarction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Adults: Veterans Aging Cohort StudyJAMA Cardiol. 2016 Nov 11/1/2016; 1(8): 929-37. PMID: 27557332, PMCID: PMC5621480, PII: 2546033, DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.2716, ISSN: 2380-6591. 

Cruvinel E, Richter KP, Stoney C, Duffy S, Fellows J, Harrington KF, Rigotti NA, Sherman S, Tindle HA, Shireman TI, Shelley D, Waiwaiole L, Cummins S. CHARTing a Path to Pragmatic Tobacco Treatment ResearchAm J Prev Med. 2016 Oct; 51(4): 630-6. PMID: 27647063, PII: S0749-3797(16)30238-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.05.025, ISSN: 1873-2607. 

Rigotti NA, Tindle HA, Regan S, Levy DE, Chang Y, Carpenter KM, Park ER, Kelley JH, Streck JM, Reid ZZ, Ylioja T, Reyen M, Singer DE. A Post-Discharge Smoking-Cessation Intervention for Hospital Patients: Helping Hand 2 Randomized Clinical TrialAm J Prev Med. 2016 Oct; 51(4): 597-608. PMID: 27647060, PMCID: PMC5031242, PII: S0749-3797(16)30097-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.04.005, ISSN: 1873-2607. 

Tindle HA, Daigh R, Reddy VK, Bailey LA, Ochs JA, Maness MH, Davis EM, Schulze AE, Powers KM, Ylioja TE, Baca HB, Mast JL, Freiberg MS, . EReferral Between Hospitals and Quitlines: An Emerging Tobacco Control StrategyAm J Prev Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 51(4): 522-6. PMID: 27476383, PII: S0749-3797(16)30206-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.05.024, ISSN: 1873-2607. 

Murff HJ, Tindle HA, Shrubsole MJ, Cai Q, Smalley W, Milne GL, Swift LL, Ness RM, Zheng W. Smoking and red blood cell phospholipid membrane fatty acidsProstaglandins Leukot. Essent. Fatty Acids [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep; 112: 24-31. PMID: 27637337, PMCID: PMC5028119, PII: S0952-3278(16)30119-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.plefa.2016.08.004, ISSN: 1532-2823. 

Vidrine JI, Spears CA, Heppner WL, Reitzel LR, Marcus MT, Cinciripini PM, Waters AJ, Li Y, Nguyen NT, Cao Y, Tindle HA, Fine M, Safranek LV, Wetter DW. Efficacy of mindfulness-based addiction treatment (MBAT) for smoking cessation and lapse recovery: A randomized clinical trialJ Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Sep; 84(9): 824-38. PMID: 27213492, PMCID: PMC5061584, PII: 2016-25468-001, DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000117, ISSN: 1939-2117. 

Tindle HA, Freiberg MS. Editorial Commentary: Nicotine in electronic cigarettes: Cardiovascular harm reduction, not elimination [editorial]Trends Cardiovasc. Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 26(6): 524-5. PMID: 27155811, PII: S1050-1738(16)30010-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.tcm.2016.03.013, ISSN: 1873-2615. 

So-Armah KA, Tate JP, Chang CH, Butt AA, Gerschenson M, Gibert CL, Leaf D, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Budoff MJ, Samet JH, Kuller LH, Deeks SG, Crothers K, Tracy RP, Crane HM, Sajadi MM, Tindle HA, Justice AC, Freiberg MS, . Do Biomarkers of Inflammation, Monocyte Activation, and Altered Coagulation Explain Excess Mortality Between HIV Infected and Uninfected People?J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2016 Jun 6/1/2016; 72(2): 206-13. PMID: 27824677, PII: 00126334-201606010-00014, DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000954, ISSN: 1944-7884. 

Vaughan L, Leng X, La Monte MJ, Tindle HA, Cochrane BB, Shumaker SA. Functional Independence in Late-Life: Maintaining Physical Functioning in Older Adulthood Predicts Daily Life Function after Age 80J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 2016 Mar; 71 Suppl 1: S79-86. PMID: 26858328, PII: glv061, DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glv061, ISSN: 1758-535X. 

Foraker RE, Abdel-Rasoul M, Kuller LH, Jackson RD, Van Horn L, Seguin RA, Safford MM, Wallace RB, Kucharska-Newton AM, Robinson JG, Martin LW, Agha G, Hou L, Allen NB, Tindle HACardiovascular Health and Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: The Women's Health InitiativeAm J Prev Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 50(2): 236-40. PMID: 26456876, PMCID: PMC4718741, PII: S0749-3797(15)00482-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.07.039, ISSN: 1873-2607. 

Jabson JM, Bowen D, Weinberg J, Kroenke C, Luo J, Messina C, Shumaker S, Tindle HAPsychosocial Clusters and their Associations with Well-Being and Health: An Empirical Strategy for Identifying Psychosocial Predictors Most Relevant to Racially/Ethnically Diverse Women's HealthClin Med Insights Womens Health. 2016; 9(Suppl 1): 31-40. PMID: 27279761, PMCID: PMC4896535, PII: cmwh-suppl.1-2016-031, DOI: 10.4137/CMWH.S34692, ISSN: 1179-562X. 

Attia EF, McGinnis KA, Feemster LC, Akgün KM, Butt AA, Graber CJ, Fine MJ, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Pisani MA, Tindle HA, Brown ST, Soo Hoo GW, Rimland D, Gibert CL, Huang L, Freiberg MS, Hough CL, Crothers K. Association of COPD With Risk for Pulmonary Infections Requiring Hospitalization in HIV-Infected VeteransJ. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2015 Nov 11/1/2015; 70(3): 280-8. PMID: 26181820, PMCID: PMC4607625, DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000751, ISSN: 1944-7884. 

White JR, Chang CC, So-Armah KA, Stewart JC, Gupta SK, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Leaf DA, Bedimo RJ, Gottdiener JS, Kop WJ, Gottlieb SS, Budoff MJ, Khambaty T, Tindle HA, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. Depression and human immunodeficiency virus infection are risk factors for incident heart failure among veterans: Veterans Aging Cohort StudyCirculation [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct 10/27/2015; 132(17): 1630-8. PMID: 26358261, PMCID: PMC4624488, PII: CIRCULATIONAHA.114.014443, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.014443, ISSN: 1524-4539. 

Smagula SF, Faulkner K, Scheier MF, Tindle HA, Cauley JA, . Testing the Independence of Multiple Personality Factors in Relation to Health Among Community-Dwelling Older MenJ Aging Health [print-electronic]. 2015 Aug 8/3/2015; PMID: 26239111, PMCID: PMC4740252, PII: 0898264315597649, DOI: 10.1177/0898264315597649, ISSN: 1552-6887. 

Duffy SA, Cummins SE, Fellows JL, Harrington KF, Kirby C, Rogers E, Scheuermann TS, Tindle HA, Waltje AH, . Fidelity monitoring across the seven studies in the Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco (CHART)Tob Induc Dis. 2015; 13(1): 29. PMID: 26336372, PMCID: PMC4557818, PII: 56, DOI: 10.1186/s12971-015-0056-5, ISSN: 2070-7266. 

Reid ZZ, Regan S, Kelley JH, Streck JM, Ylioja T, Tindle HA, Chang Y, Levy DE, Park ER, Singer DE, Carpenter KM, Reyen M, Rigotti NA. Comparative Effectiveness of Post-Discharge Strategies for Hospitalized Smokers: study protocol for the Helping HAND 2 randomized controlled trialBMC Public Health. 2015; 15: 109. PMID: 25879193, PMCID: PMC4328622, PII: 10.1186/s12889-015-1484-0, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1484-0, ISSN: 1471-2458. 

Badejo OA, Chang CC, So-Armah KA, Tracy RP, Baker JV, Rimland D, Butt AA, Gordon AJ, Rinaldo CR, Kraemer K, Samet JH, Tindle HA, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Bedimo R, Gibert CL, Leaf DA, Kuller LH, Deeks SG, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. CD8+ T-cells count in acute myocardial infarction in HIV disease in a predominantly male cohortBiomed Res Int [print-electronic]. 2015; 2015: 246870. PMID: 25688354, PMCID: PMC4320893, DOI: 10.1155/2015/246870, ISSN: 2314-6141.