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 12/2/2019

    Weitzman ER, Magane KM, Chen PH, Amiri H, Naimi TS, Wisk LE. Online Searching and Social Media to Detect Alcohol Use Risk at Population Scale. Am J Prev Med. 2020 Jan; 58(1):79-88. PMID: 31806270.

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  • Published on 11/14/2019

    Long MT, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Naimi TS. Alcohol Use is Associated with Hepatic Steatosis Among Persons with Presumed Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31734449.

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  • Published on 10/31/2019

    Alattas M, Ross CS, Henehan ER, Naimi TS. Alcohol policies and alcohol-attributable cancer mortality in U.S. States. Chem Biol Interact. 2019 Oct 31; 315:108885. PMID: 31678112.

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  • Published on 7/1/2019

    Blanchette JG, Chaloupka FJ, Naimi TS. The Composition and Magnitude of Alcohol Taxes in States: Do They Cover Alcohol-Related Costs? J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 07; 80(4):408-414. PMID: 31495377.

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  • Published on 6/22/2019

    Lira MC, Xuan Z, Coleman SM, Swahn MH, Heeren TC, Naimi TS. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol Involvement in Intimate Partner Homicide in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Aug; 57(2):172-179. PMID: 31239088.

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  • 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 5/1/2019

    Naimi T. Toward Firsthand Knowledge of the Secondhand Effects of Alcohol: A Commentary on Nayak et al. (2019). J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 05; 80(3):284-285. PMID: 31250792.

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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 09 01; 80(3):111-115. 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 01; 80(1):63-68. PMID: 30807276.

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