Timothy Heeren, PhD

Timothy Heeren, PhD

Statistical Analyst, Boston University Data Coordinating Center

Email: tch(at)bu.edu
Tel: (617) 638-5172

Dr. Tim Heeren is a Professor in the Biostatistics Department of the Boston University School of Public Health, and has been working with Dr. Frank and the Children Health Watch investigators for more than 10 years. Dr. Heeren has extensive experience in the design and analysis of treatment and behavioral intervention trials, observational epidemiological studies, and sample surveys, with expertise in regression methods for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and survival studies to address issues of clustering, confounding and effect modification. Dr. Heeren has extensive research experience relating to the antecedents and consequences of substance use and abuse in youth and young adult populations.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Food insecurity and economic stress on the health of young children
  • Consequences of in-utero cocaine exposure on child development through the early school years
  • Epidemiology of alcohol and substance use, with particular focus on the consequences of early drinking onset


Methodology may exaggerate a beneficial effect of drinking with parents.
J Stud Alcohol Drugs
March 1, 2013

Are Food Insecurity’s Health Impacts Underestimated in the U.S. Population? Marginal Food Security Also Predicts Adverse Health Outcomes in Young U.S. Children and Mothers.
Adv Nutr
January 1, 2013

Aid-assisted decision making and colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial.
Am J Prev Med
December 1, 2012

Job strain and incident metabolic syndrome over 5 years of follow-up: the coronary artery risk development in young adults study.
J Occup Environ Med
December 1, 2012

Predictors of active injection drug use in a cohort of patients infected with hepatitis C virus.
Am J Public Health
January 1, 2013