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Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D.

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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.

Professional Background

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.

Research

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.

Credentials

Education

1985
BA | Syracuse University
International Relations

1987
MPA | Syracuse University
Public Administration

1987
MA | Syracuse University
International Relations

1990
MS | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Epidemiology

1993
PhD | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Anthropology

2013
MA | Syracuse University
Documentary Film and History

Awards

2018
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's Faculty Diversity Award

2016
Fulbright Specialist
Sponsor: Fulbright Commission
Location: United Nations University Institute for Computing and Society

2014
Fellow (Elected)
Sponsor: American College of Epidemiology

2012
Fulbright Specialist Award
Sponsor: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

2009
MEDICC Scholar
Sponsor: Medical Education Cooperation in Cuba (MEDICC)

2006
Antarctic Service Medal
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

2004 - Present
Fellow (2004) and Chartered Geographer (2006)
Sponsor: Royal Geographic Society
Location: London, UK

2001
MCH Young Professional Award
Sponsor: American Public Health Association

1985 - 1987
Hindi and South Asia Studies - Predoctoral Fellow
Sponsor: US Department of Education


Fellow (Elected)
Sponsor: Royal Society of Public Health
Location: UK


Fellow (elected)
Sponsor: Society for Applied Anthropology
Location: USA

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/27/2022
Quiñones Z, Li D, McIntosh S, Avendaño E, Sánchez JJ, DiMare-Hering C, Flores Golfín D, Wang S, Pérez-Ramos JG, D V Dye T, Ossip DJ. "Predictors of Secondhand Smoke Exposure during pregnancy in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.. 2022 Jan 27; Epub 2022 Jan 27.

2022
Barbosu CM, Alcántara L, Sharma S, Marriott J, Babiy O, Deamer R, Kindlon M, Dye T. "The Implementation of a State-wide Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy as a Best Practice in Primary Care Practices Using an Academic Detailing Approach: Lessons Learned from New York State, United States." International journal of MCH and AIDS.. 2022 11(1):e539. Epub 2022 May 04.

11/23/2021
Dye TD, Barbosu M, Siddiqi S, Pérez Ramos JG, Murphy H, Alcántara L, Pressman E. "Science, healthcare system, and government effectiveness perception and COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and hesitancy in a global sample: an analytical cross-sectional analysis." BMJ open.. 2021 Nov 23; 11(11):e049716. Epub 2021 Nov 23.

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