Timothy C. Heeren, PhDProfessor, Biostatistics
BiographyTimothy 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. He currently teaches the core biostatistics course aimed at concentrators in biostatistics or 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 research focuses on three substantive areas: the epidemiology of alcohol and substance use, with particular focus on the consequences of early drinking onset; the consequences of in-utero cocaine exposure on child development through the early school years; and the use of automated telephone-based systems to supplement medical care.
- Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
- Boston Medical Center
- Carleton College, BA
- Boston University, PhD
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Published on 7/2/2013
Schroy PC, Coe A, Chen CA, O'Brien MJ, Heeren TC. Prevalence of advanced colorectal neoplasia in white and black patients undergoing screening colonoscopy in a safety-net hospital. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):13-20.
- Published on 6/20/2013
Calise TV, Heeren T, DeJong W, Dumith SC, Kohl HW. Do neighborhoods make people active, or do people make active neighborhoods? Evidence from a planned community in Austin, Texas. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013; 10:E102.
- Published on 6/18/2013
Strunin L, Díaz Martínez A, Díaz-Martínez LR, Heeren T, Kuranz S, Winter M, Hernández-Ávila CA, Fernández-Varela H, Solís-Torres C. Parental monitoring and alcohol use among Mexican students. Addict Behav. 2013 Oct; 38(10):2601-6.
- Published on 5/24/2013
Xuan Z, Nelson TF, Heeren T, Blanchette J, Nelson DE, Gruenewald P, Naimi TS. Tax policy, adult binge drinking, and youth alcohol consumption in the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1713-9.
- Published on 5/20/2013
Meyers A, Joyce K, Coleman SM, Cook JT, Cutts D, Ettinger de Cuba S, Heeren TC, Rose-Jacobs R, Black MM, Casey PH, Chilton M, Sandel M, Frank DA. Health of children classified as underweight by CDC reference but normal by WHO standard. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1780-7.
- Published on 3/30/2013
Agarwal S, Stucchi AF, Dendrinos K, Cerda S, O'Brien MJ, Becker JM, Heeren T, Farraye FA. Is pyloric gland metaplasia in ileal pouch biopsies a marker for Crohn's disease? Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Oct; 58(10):2918-25.
- Published on 3/1/2013
Blanchette J, Heeren T. Methodology may exaggerate a beneficial effect of drinking with parents. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Mar; 74(2):353.
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