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Tim Lahey, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Microbiology and Immunology
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


Contact Information:

Infectious Diseases & Int'l Health
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: (603) 650-6063
Fax: (603) 650-6199
Email: Timothy.Lahey@Dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Diane Kiernan
Asst. Email: Diane.K.Kiernan@Hitchcock.org

Professional Interests:

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 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

Grant Information:

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-present.

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

Courses Taught:

Medical students:
Scientific Basis of Medicine - Infectious Diseases, course director
Advanced Medical Sciences, course director
Infectious Diseases Elective, elective director
Virology, two sessions
On Doctoring, two sessions
Intro to Clinical Experience, one session

HIV through a Biosocial Lens: 30 Years of a Modern Plague, co-course director with anthropologist Sienna Craig, PhD
Microbiology, single session


Tim Lahey is an HIV and infectious diseases doctor, health educator, the chair of clinical ethics committee at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and a clinical immunologist with a focus on HIV transmission and tuberculosis vaccines.

Tim studied at Georgetown University, Duke University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School and 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 directs the second year course SBM Infectious Diseases, the fourth year course Advanced Medical Sciences, co-directs the ethics and humanities theme, and runs the Clinical Infectious Diseases Elective. He helps lead 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 selection as graduation farewell speaker every year from 2009 to 2015.

Selected Publications:


Immunogenicity and Protective Efficacy of the DAR-901 Booster Vaccine in a Murine Model of Tuberculosis.
Lahey T, Laddy D, Hill K, Schaeffer J, Hogg A, Keeble J, Dagg B, Ho MM, Arbeit RD, von Reyn CF
PLoS One. 2016 Dec 20;11(12):e0168521. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168521. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
PMID: 27997597

Principles of Ethical Leadership Illustrated by Institutional Management of Prion Contamination of Neurosurgical Instruments.
Lahey T, Pepe J, Nelson W
Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2017 Jan;26(1):173-179.
PMID: 27934578

Mycobacterium bovis BCG and New Vaccines for the Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Lahey T, von Reyn CF
Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Oct;4(5) doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.TNMI7-0003-2016.
PMID: 27763257

A Locus at 5q33.3 Confers Resistance to Tuberculosis in Highly Susceptible Individuals.
Sobota RS, Stein CM, Kodaman N, Scheinfeldt LB, Maro I, Wieland-Alter W, Igo RP Jr, Magohe A, Malone LL, Chervenak K, Hall NB, Modongo C, Zetola N, Matee M, Joloba M, Froment A, Nyambo TB, Moore JH, Scott WK, Lahey T, Boom WH, von Reyn CF, Tishkoff SA, Sirugo G, Williams SM
Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Mar 3;98(3):514-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.01.015.
PMID: 26942285

Ethical Issues in Pediatric Global Health.
Adams L, Suresh GK, Lahey T
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;63(1):195-208. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.09.002.
PMID: 26613697

A proposed nationwide reporting system to satisfy the ethical obligation to prevent drug diversion-related transmission of hepatitis C in healthcare facilities.
Lahey T, Nelson WA
Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 15;60(12):1816-20. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ203. Epub 2015 Mar 12.
PMID: 25767254

The high costs of "free" drug samples.
Lahey T
Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec 18;5:e67. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2014.16. Epub 2014 Dec 18.
PMID: 25521040

An ethical framework for global psychiatry.
Katz CL, Lahey TP, Campbell HT
Ann Glob Health. 2014 Mar-Apr;80(2):146-51. doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2014.04.002.
PMID: 24976554

The ethics of mandatory flu shots. Balancing patient protection with healthcare worker autonomy is essential.
Nelson WA, Lahey T
Healthc Exec. 2013 Nov-Dec;28(6):42, 44-6.
PMID: 24325037

The ethics of clinical research in low- and middle-income countries.
Lahey T
Handb Clin Neurol. 2013;118:301-13. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53501-6.00025-1.
PMID: 24182387