Timothy S. Naimi, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine

Timothy Naimi
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


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.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD
  • Harvard University, MPH
  • Harvard College, BA


  • Published on 1/17/2018

    Teutsch SM, Naimi TS. Eliminating Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: What Can Be Done? Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jan 17. PMID: 29344617.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    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. PMID: 29227230.

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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 5/1/2017

    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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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 2/13/2017

    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). PMID: 28193794.

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  • Published on 2/1/2017

    Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Saitz R, Chikritzhs T. Selection bias and relationships between alcohol consumption and mortality. Addiction. 2017 Feb; 112(2):220-221. PMID: 28078703.

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  • Published on 9/27/2016

    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. PMID: 27676334.

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  • Published on 9/12/2016

    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. PMID: 27618526.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Naimi TS, Ross CS, Siegel MB, DeJong W, Jernigan DH. Amount of Televised Alcohol Advertising Exposure and the Quantity of Alcohol Consumed by Youth. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Sep; 77(5):723-9. PMID: 27588530.

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