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 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.

Other Positions

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


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


  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Greenfield TK, Cook WK, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Patterson D, Kerr WC, Xuan Z, Naimi TS. The Relationship Between the U.S. State Alcohol Policy Environment and Individuals' Experience of Secondhand Effects: Alcohol Harms Due to Others' Drinking. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 Jun; 43(6):1234-1243. PMID: 31166048.

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  • Published on 4/26/2019

    Denny CH, Acero CS, Naimi TS, Kim SY. Consumption of Alcohol Beverages and Binge Drinking Among Pregnant Women Aged 18-44 Years - United States, 2015-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Apr 26; 68(16):365-368. PMID: 31022164.

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  • Published on 2/7/2019

    Sherk A, Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Hobin E. Calorie Intake from Alcohol in Canada: Why New Labelling Requirements are Necessary. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2019 02 07; 1-5. PMID: 30724112.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Naimi TS, Stadtmueller LA, Chikritzhs T, Stockwell T, Zhao J, Britton A, Saitz R, Sherk A. Alcohol, Age, and Mortality: Estimating Selection Bias Due to Premature Death. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 Jan; 80(1):63-68. PMID: 30807276.

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  • Published on 12/26/2018

    Naimi TS. Comment on Rehm: Alcohol, cohort studies and all-cause mortality: Where to from here? Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 01; 38(1):9-10. PMID: 30588738.

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  • Published on 12/6/2018

    Tomedi LE, Roeber J, Xuan Z, Kanny D, Brewer RD, Naimi TS. Enhanced Enforcement of Laws to Reduce Alcohol Overservice Among Licensed Establishments in New Mexico, 2004-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 12 06; 15:E151. PMID: 30522582.

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  • Published on 9/26/2018

    Naimi TS. A fresh approach to the development of national alcohol guidelines. Addiction. 2019 Apr; 114(4):601-602. PMID: 30259589.

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  • Published on 8/21/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    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 07 01; 178(7):894-901. PMID: 29813162.

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  • Published on 5/31/2018

    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. PMID: 29696713.

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