Timothy C. Heeren, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics

Timothy Heeren
(617) 638-5172
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

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 regression and multivariable 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 three longitudinal cohort studies examining: the consequences of in-utero cocaine and other substance exposure on child development through the early adulthood; cognitive functioning of extremely low gestational age infants at age 10, and how factors measured at birth predicted age 10 functioning; and the health consequences of care giving for the elderly.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center

Websites

    Education

    • Boston University, PhD
    • Carleton College, BA

    Classes Taught

    • SPH BS852
    • SPH BS940
    • SPH PH717

    Publications

    • Published on 11/14/2017

      Brooks DR, Burtner JL, Borrelli B, Heeren TC, Evans T, Davine JA, Greenbaum J, Scarpaci M, Kane J, Rees VW, Geller AC. Twelve-Month Outcomes of a Group-Randomized Community Health Advocate-Led Smoking Cessation Intervention in Public Housing. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29145626.

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    • Published on 11/7/2017

      Sullivan K, Krengel M, Bradford W, Stone C, Thompson TA, Heeren T, White RF. Neuropsychological functioning in military pesticide applicators from the Gulf War: Effects on information processing speed, attention and visual memory. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2017 Nov 07; 65:1-13. PMID: 29126934.

      Read at: PubMed
    • Published on 10/26/2017

      Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Heeren T, Kuban KK. Maternal educational status at birth, maternal educational advancement, and neurocognitive outcomes at age 10 years among children born extremely preterm. Pediatr Res. 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29072866.

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    • Published on 10/23/2017

      Lorkiewicz SA, Ventura AS, Heeren TC, Winter MR, Walley AY, Sullivan M, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime Marijuana and Alcohol Use, and Cognitive Dysfunction in People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Subst Abus. 2017 Oct 23; 0. PMID: 29058572.

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    • Published on 10/16/2017

      Kim TW, Walley AY, Ventura AS, Patts GJ, Heeren TC, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. AIDS Care. 2017 Oct 16; 1-10. PMID: 29034725.

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    • Published on 10/13/2017

      Korzeniewski SJ, Allred EN, Joseph RM, Heeren T, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Leviton A. Neurodevelopment at Age 10 Years of Children Born <28 Weeks With Fetal Growth Restriction. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5). PMID: 29030525.

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    • Published on 10/1/2017

      Akshoomoff N, Joseph RM, Taylor HG, Allred EN, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Academic Achievement Deficits and Their Neuropsychological Correlates in Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 38(8):627-637. PMID: 28877090.

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    • Published on 9/7/2017

      Bernstein JA, Quinn E, Ameli O, Craig M, Heeren T, Lee-Parritz A, Iverson R, Jack B, McCloskey L. Follow-up after gestational diabetes: a fixable gap in women's preventive healthcare. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2017; 5(1):e000445. PMID: 28948028.

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    • Published on 9/1/2017

      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. PMID: 28930066.

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    • Published on 9/1/2017

      Strunin L, Díaz-Martínez A, Díaz-Martínez LR, Heeren T, Chen C, Winter M, Kuranz S, Hernández-Ávila CA, Fernández-Varela H, Solís-Torres C. Age of Onset, Current Use of Alcohol, Tobacco or Marijuana and Current Polysubstance Use Among Male and Female Mexican Students. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 Sep 01; 52(5):564-571. PMID: 28481972.

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