Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH
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 an Associate 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, and a preventive medicine residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 the impact of alcohol control policies on youth and adult alcohol consumption patterns. He has co-authored more than 70 published manuscripts and book chapters.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
General Pediatrics

Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

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Boston Medical Center

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)

The Alcohol Policy Environment and Leading Causes of Alcohol Related Mortality
09/15/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)

Youth Drinking: the Effects of Alcohol Control Policies and Adult Drinking Patter
03/01/2010 - 02/28/2015 (PI)
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

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  1. Kanny D, Naimi TS, Liu Y, Lu H, Brewer RD. Annual Total Binge Drinks Consumed by U.S. Adults, 2015. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Apr; 54(4):486-496. PMID: 29555021.
  2. Teutsch SM, Naimi TS. Eliminating Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: What Can Be Done? Ann Intern Med. 2018 Apr 17; 168(8):587-589. PMID: 29344617.
  3. Naimi TS, Blanchette JG, Xuan Z, Chaloupka FJ. Erosion of State Alcohol Excise Taxes in the United States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 Jan; 79(1):43-48.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29227230.
  4. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Coleman SM, Lira MC, Hadland SE, Cooper SE, Heeren TC, Swahn MH. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization in the United States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 Sep; 78(5):781-788.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28930066.
  5. Zhao J, Stockwell T, Roemer A, Naimi T, Chikritzhs T. Alcohol Consumption and Mortality From Coronary Heart Disease: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 May; 78(3):375-386. PMID: 28499102.
  6. Chikritzhs T, Naimi TS, Stockwell T. Bias in Assessing Effects of Substance Use From Observational Studies: What Do Longitudinal Data Tell Us? A Commentary on Staff and Maggs (2017). J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 May; 78(3):404-405. PMID: 28499107.
  7. Hadland SE, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Blanchette J, Swahn MH, Heeren TC, Voas RB, Naimi TS. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among Young People in the US. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28193794; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-3037;.
  8. Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Saitz R, Chikritzhs T. Selection bias and relationships between alcohol consumption and mortality. Addiction. 2017 Feb; 112(2):220-221.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28078703; DOI: 10.1111/add.13709;.
  9. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Cooper SE, Coleman SM, Hadland SE, Swahn MH, Heeren TC. Alcohol Involvement in Homicide Victimization in the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2614-2621.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27676334; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13230;.
  10. Xuan Z, Naimi TS, Kaplan MS, Bagge CL, Few LR, Maisto S, Saitz R, Freeman R. Alcohol Policies and Suicide: A Review of the Literature. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Oct; 40(10):2043-2055.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27618526; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13203;.
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binge drinking
moderate drinking

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