As the former director of education at The Dartmouth Institute, Tim Lahey presided over the foundation of the new online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program, led the education program’s transition to brand new facilities, helped shepherd ongoing improvements in its residential programs, and spearheaded new educational opportunities in health care delivery science for undergraduate students at Dartmouth College and around New England.
Lahey also teaches three courses at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and has co-taught two courses at Dartmouth College with medical anthropologist Sienna Craig, PhD. Lahey has been awarded several teaching awards at Geisel, where he was inducted to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators. He is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
A practicing HIV physician and clinical ethicist, Lahey chairs the Clinical Ethics Program at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center and is faculty advisor for the Geisel chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
Lahey’s research centers on the development of a new tuberculosis vaccine under the leadership of Ford von Reyn. He has defined immune and genetic correlates of protection from tuberculosis, and characterized the immunogenicity of two novel tuberculosis vaccines.
A skilled storyteller, he is a frequent contributor to leading news publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Stat News, among others. Read his “Bedside stories about HIV, medical ethics, and beyond” at medmurmurs.com. Lahey has published poetry and is the husband of nationally prominent education and parenting writer Jessica Lahey.
Lahey earned an AB from Georgetown University, an MD from Duke University, an MMSc, from Harvard Medical School, and completed his Medical Residency at the University of Utah.
von Reyn CF, Lahey T, Arbeit RD, Landry B, Kailani L, Adams LV, Haynes BC, Mackenzie T, Wieland-Alter W, Connor RI, Tvaroha S, Hokey DA, Ginsberg AM, Waddell R
PLoS One | 2017 May
Ethical Issues in Pediatric Global HealthAdams L, Suresh GK, Lahey T.
Pediatr Clin North Am | 2016 Feb
The design of a medical school social justice curriculumCoria A, McKelvey TG, Charlton P, Woodworth M, Lahey T
Acad Med | 2013 Oct
Acad Med | 2012 Feb
Death rounds: end-of-life discussions among medical residents in the intensive care unitHough CL, Hudson LD, Salud A, Lahey T, Curtis JR.
J Crit Care | 2005 Mar