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
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, 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-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
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.
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.
The ethics of mandatory flu shots. Balancing patient protection with healthcare worker autonomy is essential.
The ethics of clinical research in low- and middle-income countries.
Greater preexisting interferon γ responses to mycobacterial antigens and lower bacillary load during HIV-associated tuberculosis.
Recurrent tuberculosis risk among HIV-infected adults in Tanzania with prior active tuberculosis.
Human seminal plasma fosters CD4(+) regulatory T-cell phenotype and transforming growth factor-β1 expression.