Hey There

My name is Tim, and I am a research editor for the The BMJ, a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and a member of the Causal Inference Research Lab (CIRL) at the Gillings School of Public health at UNC-Chapel Hill. I have an MD and clinical training in general surgery. My interests are very broad and encompass every corner of STEM fields.

Methodologically I am interest in causal inference and how to obtain reliable answers to clinical questions using observational data. Clinically, I am specifically interested in ways to improve care, and understanding how social determinants of health impact outcomes after surgery. Prior to my graduate work, I have worked on both disparities in surgical outcomes and process improvements for incidental masses. My research is on using doubly robust methods and using observational methods to estimate per protocol effects. I am also interested in data fusion as a way to obtain answers that we might not be able to obtain otherwise.

My interests outside of science and math involve spending time with family, reading and book hunting (love a used bookstore), and when time permits SCUBA diving on deep wrecks and in caves. I have also spent a large chunk of my life as a firefighter and an EMT.

Current positions:

Research Editor | The BMJ | London, UK.

PhD Candidate | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC


MPH | Harvard University | 2016

MD | University of Maryland School of Medicine | 2014

MS | Medical Biochemistry | University of Maryland School of Medicine | 2012

BS | Molecular Biology | University of Maryland College Park | 2008

BA | Government and Politics | University of Maryland College Park | 2008