Timothy C. Heeren, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics

Timothy Heeren
617.638.5177
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 statistical 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 a clinical trial of extended caffeine treatment for premature infants, a trial of a text-message oral health program for children, a prospective study of cognitive development in children born prematurely, and a prospective study of the impact of substance use in HIV positive patients.

Other Positions

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

Education

  • Boston University, PhD
  • Carleton College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 3/7/2018

    Tilley SK, Martin EM, Smeester L, Joseph RM, Kuban KCK, Heeren TC, Dammann OU, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Placental CpG methylation of infants born extremely preterm predicts cognitive impairment later in life. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0193271. PMID: 29513726.

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  • Published on 1/24/2018

    Boehmer U, Clark MA, Heeren TC, Showalter EA, Fredman L. Differences in Caregiving Outcomes and Experiences by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. LGBT Health. 2018 Feb/Mar; 5(2):112-120. PMID: 29364755.

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  • Published on 1/22/2018

    Sandel M, Sheward R, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman SM, Frank DA, Chilton M, Black M, Heeren T, Pasquariello J, Casey P, Ochoa E, Cutts D. Unstable Housing and Caregiver and Child Health in Renter Families. Pediatrics. 2018 Feb; 141(2). PMID: 29358482.

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  • Published on 12/5/2017

    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. 2018 Jan 02; 39(1):116-123. PMID: 29058572.

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  • Published on 11/22/2017

    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 Nov 22. PMID: 29072866.

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  • 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 11/13/2017

    Hirschberger RG, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Heeren T, Douglass LM, Stafstrom CE, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Co-occurrence and Severity of Neurodevelopmental Burden (Cognitive Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Epilepsy) at Age Ten Years in Children Born Extremely Preterm. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Feb; 79:45-52. PMID: 29310907.

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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. 2018 Jan - Feb; 65:1-13. PMID: 29126934.

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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. 2018 Feb; 30(2):150-159. 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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