Timothy C. Heeren, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Timothy Heeren
Crosstown Center – 309
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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 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 School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Carleton College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS704
  • SPHBS852
  • SPHBS901
  • SPHPH845


  • Published on 5/12/2020

    Yee MK, Zundel CG, Maule AL, Heeren T, Proctor SP, Sullivan KA, Krengel MH. Longitudinal Assessment of Health Symptoms in Relation to Neurotoxicant Exposures in 1991 Gulf War Veterans: The Ft. Devens Cohort. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 May 12. PMID: 32404828.

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  • Published on 5/6/2020

    Raja A, Heeren TC, Walley AY, Winter MR, Mesic A, Saitz R. Food insecurity and substance use in people with HIV infection and substance use disorder. Subst Abus. 2020 May 06; 1-9. PMID: 32374225.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Bovell-Ammon A, Mansilla C, Poblacion A, Rateau L, Heeren T, Cook JT, Zhang T, de Cuba SE, Sandel MT. Housing Intervention For Medically Complex Families Associated With Improved Family Health: Pilot Randomized Trial. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Apr; 39(4):613-621. PMID: 32250672.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Heeren T, Paruk J, Bair-Merritt M. The Effects of a Health Care-Based Brief Intervention on Dating Abuse Perpetration: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prev Sci. 2020 Apr; 21(3):366-376. PMID: 31643025.

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  • Published on 3/19/2020

    Moon RY, LoCasale-Crouch J, Turnbull KLP, Colson E, Kellams A, Heeren T, Kerr S, Hauck FR, Corwin MJ. Investigating Mechanisms for Maternal Education Disparities in Enacting Health-Promoting Infant Care Practices. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Mar 19. PMID: 32201345.

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  • Published on 3/16/2020

    Lira MC, Sarda V, Heeren TC, Miller M, Naimi TS. Alcohol Policies and Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Involving Blood Alcohol Concentrations Below 0.08. Am J Prev Med. 2020 05; 58(5):622-629. PMID: 32192802.

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  • Published on 3/2/2020

    Kim TW, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Holick MF, Walley AY, Bryant KJ, Saitz R. Alcohol and Bone Turnover Markers among People Living with HIV and Substance Use Disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 Apr; 44(4):992-1000. PMID: 32124466.

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  • Published on 2/26/2020

    Parker MG, Burnham LA, Kerr S, Belfort MB, Perrin M, Corwin M, Heeren T. Prevalence and predictors of donor milk programs among U.S. advanced neonatal care facilities. J Perinatol. 2020 Apr; 40(4):672-680. PMID: 32103161.

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  • Published on 2/7/2020

    Kellams A, Hauck FR, Moon RY, Kerr SM, Heeren T, Corwin MJ, Colson E. Factors Associated With Choice of Infant Sleep Location. Pediatrics. 2020 03; 145(3). PMID: 32034081.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Blanchette JG, Lira MC, Heeren TC, Naimi TS. Alcohol Policies in U.S. States, 1999-2018. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2020 Jan; 81(1):58-67. PMID: 32048602.

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