Timothy Heeren

Timothy C. Heeren, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health



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 statistical 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 a clinical trial of extended caffeine treatment for premature infants, a trial of a text-message oral health program for children, a prospective study of cognitive development in children born prematurely, and a prospective study of the impact of substance use in HIV positive patients.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Pediatrics - Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • - Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University, PhD Field of Study: Statistics
  • Carleton College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS835
  • SPHBS852


  • Published on 7/11/2022

    Friedman A, Janulewicz Lloyd PA, Carlson J, Quinn E, Keating D, Toomey R, Heeren T, Coughlin SS, Markenson G, Krengel M, Sullivan K. Preliminary Findings from the Gulf War Women's Cohort: Reproductive and Children's Health Outcomes among Women Veterans. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 11; 19(14). PMID: 35886335.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Zhou ES, Ritterband LM, Bethea TN, Robles YP, Heeren TC, Rosenberg L. Effect of Culturally Tailored, Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Black Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 01; 79(6):538-549. PMID: 35442432.

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  • Published on 4/26/2022

    McNaughton R, Pieper C, Sakai O, Rollins JV, Zhang X, Kennedy DN, Frazier JA, Douglass L, Heeren T, Fry RC, O'Shea TM, Kuban KK, Jara H. Quantitative MRI Characterization of the Extremely Preterm Brain at Adolescence: Atypical versus Neurotypical Developmental Pathways. Radiology. 2022 Aug; 304(2):419-428. PMID: 35471112.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Lohman-Payne B, Koster J, Gabriel B, Chilengi R, Forman LS, Heeren T, Duffy CR, Herlihy J, Crimaldi S, Gill C, Chavuma R, Mwananyanda L, Thea DM. Persistent Immune Activation in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Pregnant Women Starting Combination Antiretroviral Therapy After Conception. J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 01; 225(7):1162-1167. PMID: 33780543.

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  • Published on 3/18/2022

    Guyol GG, Kerr SM, Colson E, Corwin MJ, Smith LA, Heeren T, Kiviniemi MT, Parker MG. The Impact of Maternal Worry on Infant Care Practices. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Aug; 22(6):935-941. PMID: 35307603.

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  • Published on 2/12/2022

    Zundel CG, Price K, Grasso CM, Spiro A, Heeren T, Sullivan K, Krengel MH. The impact of neurotoxicant exposures on posttraumatic stress disorder trajectories: The Ft. Devens Gulf War Veterans Cohort. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Jun; 35(3):955-966. PMID: 35150175.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Ettinger de Cuba S, Mbamalu M, Bovell-Ammon A, Black MM, Cutts DB, Lê-Scherban F, Coleman SM, Ochoa ER, Heeren TC, Poblacion A, Sandel M, Bruce C, Rateau LJ, Frank DA. Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 Aug; 122(8):1514-1524.e4. PMID: 35151905.

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  • Published on 2/4/2022

    Kellams A, Kerr SM, Moon RY, Hauck FR, Heeren T, Colson E, Parker MG, Rice F, Corwin MJ. The Impact of Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Mobile Health Messaging on Breastfeeding and Bedsharing. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Aug; 22(6):927-934. PMID: 35124281.

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  • Published on 1/31/2022

    Parker MG, de Cuba SE, Rateau LJ, Sandel MT, Frank DA, Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Lê-Scherban F, Black MM, Ochoa ER, Garg A. Household unmet basic needs in the first 1000 days and preterm birth status. J Perinatol. 2022 03; 42(3):389-396. PMID: 35102255.

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  • Published on 1/21/2022

    Parker MG, Gupta A, Healy H, Peaceman A, Kerr SM, Heeren TC, Hudak ML, Gupta M. Variation in United States COVID-19 newborn care practices: results of an online physician survey. BMC Pediatr. 2022 01 21; 22(1):55. PMID: 35062906.

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