Tim Lahey, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Associate Professor of Medical Education
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
Academy of Master Faculty Educators
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Infectious Diseases & Int'l Health
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756
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, co-director of the 14-course sequence in the second year of the medical school called Scientific Basis of Medicine, 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 led by PI Ford Von Reyn, 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.
Rotations and Thesis Projects:
Thesis project: "Semen Protects CD4+ T cells from HIV infection," Emmanuel Balandya, MD, Fogarty Fellow, PhD 2012 --> post-doc at Harvard Medical School --> faculty at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
1. PI, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award 1K08AI069915-01, "Mechanisms of Regulatory T cell Mediated Suppression of HIV-specific Cellular Immunity," 2006-2011
2. Subproject director, NCRR Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, 5P20RR016437-08, "Center for Molecular, Cellular, and Translational Immunological Research," 2009-2012
3. PI, Hitchcock Foundation Henry Heyl Award, 2005
4. PI, Infectious Diseases Society of America ERF/NFID Astellas Young Investigator Award, 2007
5. Co-PI, Strategy 4 grant for Translational HIV/TB Research Specimen Repository
6. PI, Hitchcock Foundation Research Grant 2010 "Semen protects CD4+ T cells from HIV infection"
7. PI, Campbell Foundation grant 2010 "Semen protects CD4+ T cells from HIV infection"
8. Co-PI, SYNERGY CTSA grant on ethnography of study subject attitudes regarding participation in a TB vaccine trial with anthropologist Sienna Craig, PhD, 2015
Scientific Basis of Medicine, 14 courses in the second year of medical school, co-director
Scientific Basis of Medicine - Infectious Diseases, course director
Advanced Medical Sciences, course director
Infectious Diseases Elective, elective director
Single sessions in multiple courses
HIV through a Biosocial Lens: 30 Years of a Modern Plague, co-course director with anthropologist Sienna Craig, PhD
Rites of Passage: The Biology and Culture of Life's Transitions, co-course director with anthropologist Sienna Craig, PhD
Tim Lahey is an HIV and infectious diseases physician, an educator, a clinical ethicist, and an investigator with a focus on HIV transmission and tuberculosis vaccines.
Tim studied at Georgetown University, Duke University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. He completed clinical and research training at LDS Hospital and the University of Utah, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Massachusetts General Hospital including the Partners AIDS Research Center.
Tim is Director of Education at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. At Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, Tim is co-director of the 14-course cycle of courses in the second year of medical school called, "The Scientific Basis of Medicine." Tim also directs the second year course SBM Infectious Diseases, the fourth year course Advanced Medical Sciences, he helped found and co-directed the Health & Values medical school theme from 2011-2017, and he runs the Clinical Infectious Diseases Elective. He is faculty advisor of the Geisel chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and was the 2015-2016 chair of the Geisel Academy of Master Educators.
Tim's teaching honors include the Clinical Science Teaching Award in 2010, Distinguished Lecturer 2011, Almy Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2011, Gold Humanism Scholar 2012, and student body election as graduation farewell speaker every year from 2009 to 2017.
A chromosome 5q31.1 locus associates with tuberculin skin test reactivity in HIV-positive individuals from tuberculosis hyper-endemic regions in east Africa.
Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated whole cell tuberculosis vaccine booster in adults primed with BCG: A randomized, controlled trial of DAR-901.
Immunogenicity and Protective Efficacy of the DAR-901 Booster Vaccine in a Murine Model of Tuberculosis.
Principles of Ethical Leadership Illustrated by Institutional Management of Prion Contamination of Neurosurgical Instruments.
Mycobacterium bovis BCG and New Vaccines for the Prevention of Tuberculosis.
A Locus at 5q33.3 Confers Resistance to Tuberculosis in Highly Susceptible Individuals.
Ethical Issues in Pediatric Global Health.
A proposed nationwide reporting system to satisfy the ethical obligation to prevent drug diversion-related transmission of hepatitis C in healthcare facilities.
The high costs of "free" drug samples.
An ethical framework for global psychiatry.