Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
MPH, Harvard University




Timothy Naimi M.D., M.P.H is a physician and alcohol epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and a Professor with the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Naimi received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, his M.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts, and his M.P.H degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Epidemiologic Intelligence Officer program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a preventive medicine residency with the CDC. Prior to coming to BMC, Dr. Naimi worked as a clinician for the U.S. Indian Health Service, and as a senior epidemiologist with the Alcohol Team at CDC. His current research interests, for which he receives grant support from the National Institutes of Health and CDC, include binge drinking, youth drinking, health effects of low-dose ethanol, and substance use policy including the impact of alcohol control policies on youth and adult alcohol consumption patterns. He has co-authored more than 100 published manuscripts and book chapters.

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences


Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

Active Staff Hospital Privileges
Boston Medical Center
Medicine



2013 Codman Square Health Center: Teaching Award
2006 Outstanding Unit Citation Award
2006 Achievement Medal
2005 Isolated Hardship Award
2005 Public Health Research Award
2003 Achievement Medal
2002 Mayor’s Commendation
2002 Crisis Response Service Award
2002 Outstanding Unit Citation Award
2002 Commendation Medal
2000 Smiley’s Clinic: Primary Care Teaching Award
1999-2000 Outstanding Unit Citation Award



Impact of Marijuana Policies on Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Mortality
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
1R01AA026268-01

State Naloxone Policies- Exploring Effects of Implementation on EMS and Community Bystander Use
06/25/2018 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
RAND Corporation NIH-NIDA
1R21DA045950-01

The Alcohol Policy Environment and Leading Causes of Alcohol Related Mortality
09/15/2014 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
5R01AA023376-03

The Impact of Alcohol Policies on Fatalities from Alcohol-Involved Crashes Below the Legal Limit
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust

IPA Agreement - CDC
09/01/2014 - 10/15/2018 (PI)
CDC

Youth Drinking: the Effects of Alcohol Control Policies and Adult Drinking Patter
03/01/2010 - 02/28/2015 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
5R01 AA018377-05

Social & Health Effects of Changes in Alcohol Prices: A Research Collaborative
09/01/2011 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University CDC


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Greenfield TK, Cook WK, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Patterson D, Kerr WC, Xuan Z, Naimi TS. The Relationship Between the U.S. State Alcohol Policy Environment and Individuals' Experience of Secondhand Effects: Alcohol Harms Due to Others' Drinking. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 Jun; 43(6):1234-1243.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31166048; DOI: 10.1111/acer.14054;.
     
  2. Denny CH, Acero CS, Naimi TS, Kim SY. Consumption of Alcohol Beverages and Binge Drinking Among Pregnant Women Aged 18-44 Years - United States, 2015-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Apr 26; 68(16):365-368. PMID: 31022164.
     
  3. Sherk A, Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Hobin E. Calorie Intake from Alcohol in Canada: Why New Labelling Requirements are Necessary. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2019 02 07; 1-5. PMID: 30724112.
     
  4. Naimi TS, Stadtmueller LA, Chikritzhs T, Stockwell T, Zhao J, Britton A, Saitz R, Sherk A. Alcohol, Age, and Mortality: Estimating Selection Bias Due to Premature Death. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 Jan; 80(1):63-68.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30807276.
     
  5. Naimi TS. Comment on Rehm: Alcohol, cohort studies and all-cause mortality: Where to from here? Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 01; 38(1):9-10. PMID: 30588738.
     
  6. Tomedi LE, Roeber J, Xuan Z, Kanny D, Brewer RD, Naimi TS. Enhanced Enforcement of Laws to Reduce Alcohol Overservice Among Licensed Establishments in New Mexico, 2004-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 12 06; 15:E151.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30522582; DOI: 10.5888/pcd15.180067;.
     
  7. Naimi TS. A fresh approach to the development of national alcohol guidelines. Addiction. 2019 Apr; 114(4):601-602. PMID: 30259589.
     
  8. Stockwell T, Zhao J, Sherk A, Rehm J, Shield K, Naimi T. Underestimation of alcohol consumption in cohort studies and implications for alcohol's contribution to the global burden of disease. Addiction. 2018 Dec; 113(12):2245-2249. PMID: 30014539.
     
  9. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Hadland SE, Lira MC, Swahn MH, Voas RB, Heeren TC. Association of State Alcohol Policies With Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 07 01; 178(7):894-901.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29813162; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1406;.
     
  10. Amin G, Siegel M, Naimi T. National Cancer Societies and their public statements on alcohol consumption and cancer risk. Addiction. 2018 Oct; 113(10):1802-1808.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29696713.
     
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Bar chart showing 147 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2015

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