Timothy C. Heeren, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Timothy Heeren
(617) 638-5172tch@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT309
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Timothy Heeren, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics (Statistics) from Boston University, and has been on the faculty of the School of Public Health since 1981. Dr. Heeren has developed and taught both introductory and advanced applied biostatistics methods courses at the School of Public Health. Currently, he alternates between teaching the core biostatistics course and the more advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. Dr Heeren also teaches a graduate level applied regression and multivariable methods course through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. Heeren’s research interests are in applied biostatistics, observational studies, behavioral trials, regression models and complex survey design. His current applied research includes serving as biostatistician on three longitudinal cohort studies examining: the consequences of in-utero cocaine and other substance exposure on child development through the early adulthood; cognitive functioning of extremely low gestational age infants at age 10, and how factors measured at birth predicted age 10 functioning; and the health consequences of care giving for the elderly.

Other Positions:

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Carleton College, BA
  • Boston University, PhD

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS704
  • SPHBS852


  • Published on 11/1/2014

    Calderwood AH, Logan JR, Zurfluh M, Lieberman DA, Jacobson BC, Heeren TC, Schroy PC. Validity of a Web-based Educational Program to Disseminate a Standardized Bowel Preparation Rating Scale. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 48(10):856-61.

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  • Published on 7/30/2014

    Heaton B, Applebaum KM, Rothman KJ, Brooks DR, Heeren T, Dietrich T, Garcia RI. The influence of prevalent cohort bias in the association between periodontal disease progression and incident coronary heart disease. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Oct; 24(10):741-6.

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  • Published on 7/21/2014

    S McCall-Hosenfeld J, Winter M, Heeren T, Liebschutz JM. The association of interpersonal trauma with somatic symptom severity in a primary care population with chronic pain: Exploring the role of gender and the mental health sequelae of trauma. J Psychosom Res. 2014 Sep; 77(3):196-204.

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  • Published on 6/19/2014

    Frank DA, Kuranz S, Appugliese D, Cabral H, Chen C, Crooks D, Heeren T, Liebschutz J, Richardson M, Rose-Jacobs R. Problematic substance use in urban adolescents: Role of intrauterine exposures to cocaine and marijuana and post-natal environment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1; 142:181-90.

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  • Published on 3/1/2014

    Rhein LM, Dobson NR, Darnall RA, Corwin MJ, Heeren TC, Poets CF, McEntire BL, Hunt CE. Effects of caffeine on intermittent hypoxia in infants born prematurely: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Mar 1; 168(3):250-7.

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  • Published on 2/19/2014

    Latham NK, Harris BA, Bean JF, Heeren T, Goodyear C, Zawacki S, Heislein DM, Mustafa J, Pardasaney P, Giorgetti M, Holt N, Goehring L, Jette AM. Effect of a home-based exercise program on functional recovery following rehabilitation after hip fracture: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014 Feb 19; 311(7):700-8.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    De La Cruz II, Freund KM, Battaglia TA, Chen CA, Bak S, Kalish R, Lottero B, Egan P, Heeren T, Kronman AC. Impact of depression on the intensity of patient navigation for women with abnormal cancer screenings. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014; 25(1):383-95.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Naimi TS, Blanchette J, Nelson TF, Nguyen T, Oussayef N, Heeren TC, Gruenewald P, Mosher J, Xuan Z. A new scale of the u.s. Alcohol policy environment and its relationship to binge drinking. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jan; 46(1):10-6.

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  • Published on 11/1/2013

    Colson ER, Willinger M, Rybin D, Heeren T, Smith LA, Lister G, Corwin MJ. Trends and factors associated with infant bed sharing, 1993-2010: the national infant sleep position study. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Nov 1; 167(11):1032-7.

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  • Published on 10/3/2013

    Primeau SW, Freund KM, Ramachandran A, Bak SM, Heeren T, Chen CA, Morton S, Battaglia TA. Social service barriers delay care among women with abnormal cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):169-75.

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