Timothy Lahey, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
- AB, Georgetown University, 1990
- MD, Duke University, 1998
- MMSc, Harvard Medical School, 2007
- Medicine Residency, University of Utah, 1998-2001
- Chief Resident, University of Utah, 2001-2002
- ID Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess MC, 2002-2005
- Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hosp, 2003-2005
Areas of Expertise
Health education. As a course director, co-director of the ethics & humanities theme, head of the Geisel curriculum redesign 2011-2015, chair of the Geisel Academy of Master Educators 2016, and director of education at The Dartmouth Institute, my prime goal is to enhance health relevance and soul in medical and public health education.
HIV/Tuberculosis Immunology. Through the Dar Dar Trial, the largest trial of a new TB vaccine candidate in the world to date, we have analyzed how spontaneous and vaccine-mediated immune responses protect HIV-infected adults from TB. We are now moving a new candidate vaccine, DAR-901, through early phase clinical trials.
Clinical ethics. I chair the Clinical Ethics Committee at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, which seeks to provide clinical consultation, education and policy support for clinicians, patients and families.
Dr. Lahey is an HIV and infectious diseases physician with extensive work in clinical ethics and medical education leadership. His scholarly work has focused on translational immunology of HIV and TB vaccines as well as global health ethics.
Pediatric Clinics of North America, February 2016; 63(1):195-208.doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.09.002 A proposed nationwide reporting system to satisfy the ethical obligation to prevent drug diversion-related transmission of hepatitis C in healthcare facilities.
Clinical Infectious Diseases, June 2015; 60(12):1816-20.doi: 10.1093/cid/civ203. The high costs of “free” drug samples
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, December 2014; 5:e67.doi: 10.1038/ctg.2014.16 An ethical framework for global psychiatry
Annals of Global Health, Mar-Apr 2014; 80(2):146-51.doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2014.04.002 The ethics of mandatory flu shots. Balancing patient protection with healthcare worker autonomy is essential.
Healthcare Executive, Nov-Dec 2013; 28(6):42, 44-6. The ethics of clinical research in low- and middle-income countries
Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 2013; 118:301-13.doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53501-6.000 Greater preexisting interferon Î³ responses to mycobacterial antigens and lower bacillary load during HIV-associated tuberculosis
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, November 2013; 208(10):1629-33.doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit396
In the MediaBacteria or virus? Diagnostic tool could curb antibiotic overuse STAT, January 20, 2016
Experts warn opioid epidemic could bring new AIDs cases Seacoast Online, November 29, 2015
How Loneliness Wears on the Body The Atlantic, December 3, 2015
Is PrEP 100 % Effective or 100 % Over-Hyped? TheBodyPRO.com, September 18, 2015
News about the success of a new Ebola vaccine may be too good to be true The Conversation, August 11, 2015
Is the placebo effect in some people’s genes? Reuters Health, April 15, 2015
Medical Technology Makes ‘Time of Death’ Harder to Pinpoint The Atlantic, March 11, 2015