Timothy Dye, Ph.D.

Timothy Dye, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box CU420708
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

Professional Bio

Professor Timothy Dye is a medical anthropologist and social epidemiologist who specializes in applied public health, particularly within marginalized, isolated, and global populations, and with a content focus on social and cultural determinants of health. Dr. Dye's research program focuses upon developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems, and has included funded projects around such topics as micronutrition among women and children in Tibet (CDC), informatics and public health decision making in Costa Rica (NIH), and injury and culture in Antarctica (NSF).

In recent years, Dr. Dye has led teams around the world, including Lebanon, Turkey, China, South Africa, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Nigeria, Tibet, India, Kashmir, Ladakh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Petite Martinique, Kenya, Antarctica, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Professor Dye's most recent work focuses upon the use and integration of biological and public health information systems to address the social and medical determinants of high-risk conditions of pregnancy and infancy.

Patient Care Bio

Professor Timothy Dye specializes in Global Health Affairs, with a focus upon community-based participatory research in isolated and marginalized communities throughout the world. To date, Professor Dye's external research and program funding as Principal Investigator and Project Director exceeds $5 million, most of which has supported global work. Professor Dye is the founding director of several academic organizations and centers, including the Women's and Children's Health Care Research Center at the State University of New York's Upstate Medical University, the Division of Public Health at the University of Rochester, and most recently the Center for Global Health at the University of Rochester.

Awards & Honors (Local)

American Public Health Association, 2001 Recipient of the Young Professional Award, awarded by the Maternal and Child Health Section
Royal Geographic Society (UK), Elected Fellow, 2004, Chartered Geographer (pending 2006)
Who's Who in America, listed since 2003
South Asian Studies Fellow - 1985 - 1987 US Department of Education, National Resource Fellow, Foreign Languages and Area Studies (Hindi and South Asian Studies), Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Current Appointments

Interim Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Anthropology | SUNY Buffalo1993
MS | Epidemiology | SUNY Buffalo1990
MPA | Public Administration | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs1987
MA | International Relations | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs1987
BA | International Relations | Syracuse University1985