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
  • Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Carleton College, BA
  • Boston University, PhD

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS704
  • SPHBS852
  • SPHBS902


  • Published on 1/6/2015

    Charlot M, Santana MC, Chen CA, Bak S, Heeren TC, Battaglia TA, Egan AP, Kalish R, Freund KM. Impact of patient and navigator race and language concordance on care after cancer screening abnormalities. Cancer. 2015 May 1; 121(9):1477-83.

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  • Published on 12/28/2014

    Xuan Z, Chaloupka FJ, Blanchette JG, Nguyen TH, Heeren TC, Nelson TF, Naimi TS. The relationship between alcohol taxes and binge drinking: evaluating new tax measures incorporating multiple tax and beverage types. Addiction. 2015 Mar; 110(3):441-50.

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  • Published on 12/22/2014

    Strunin L, Díaz-Martínez LR, Díaz-Martínez A, Heeren T, Winter M, Kuranz S, Hernández-Ávila CA, Fernández-Varela H, Solís-Torres C. Drinking Patterns and Victimization among Male and Female Students in Mexico. Alcohol Alcohol. 2015 Mar; 50(2):226-35.

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  • Published on 12/16/2014

    Ramachandran A, Freund KM, Bak SM, Heeren TC, Chen CA, Battaglia TA. Multiple barriers delay care among women with abnormal cancer screening despite patient navigation. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Jan; 24(1):30-6.

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  • Published on 11/10/2014

    Wright JA, Quintiliani LM, Turner-McGrievy GM, Migneault JP, Heeren T, Friedman RH. Comparison of two theory-based, fully automated telephone interventions designed to maintain dietary change in healthy adults: study protocol of a three-arm randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014; 3(4):e62.

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  • Published on 11/4/2014

    Lyons JG, Heeren T, Stuver SO, Fredman L. Assessing the agreement between 3-meter and 6-meter walk tests in 136 community-dwelling older adults. J Aging Health. 2015 Jun; 27(4):594-605.

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  • 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 10/16/2014

    Kuban KC, O''Shea TM, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Heeren T, Paneth N, Hirtz D, Dammann O, Leviton A. The breadth and type of systemic inflammation and the risk of adverse neurological outcomes in extremely low gestation newborns. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jan; 52(1):42-8.

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  • Published on 9/24/2014

    Nelson TF, Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Heeren TC, Naimi TS. Patterns of change in implementation of state alcohol control policies in the United States, 1999-2011. Addiction. 2015 Jan; 110(1):59-68.

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  • Published on 8/14/2014

    Xuan Z, Blanchette J, Nelson TF, Heeren T, Oussayef N, Naimi TS. The Alcohol Policy Environment and Policy Subgroups as Predictors of Binge Drinking Measures Among US Adults. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):816-22.

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