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 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.

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

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

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)

State Naloxone Policies- Exploring Effects of Implementation on EMS and Community Bystander Use
06/25/2018 - 07/24/2018 (PI)
RAND Corporation NIH-NIDA

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. Naimi TS. A fresh approach to the development of national alcohol guidelines. Addiction. 2018 Sep 26. PMID: 30259589.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Jul 01; 178(7):894-901.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29813162; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1406;.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 04; 54(4):486-496. PMID: 29555021.
  6. Padon AA, Rimal RN, Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, JernFigan DH. Alcohol brand use of youth-appealing advertising and consumption by youth and adults. J Public Health Res. 2018 Feb 05; 7(1):1269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29780765; DOI: 10.4081/jphr.2018.1269;.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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