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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

10/9/2021
""Y no quedó nada, nada de la casa, todo salió volando" (And there was nothing left, nothing of the house, everything flew away): a critical medical ecological perspective on the lived experience of hurricane María in Puerto Rico." BMC public health.. 2021 Oct 9; 21(1):1833. Epub 2021 Oct 09.

9/23/2021
Perez-Ramos JG, McIntosh S, Barrett ES, Velez Vega CM, Dye TD. "Attitudes Toward the Environment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Address Environmental Health Risks in Marginalized Communities: Prospective Cohort Study." Journal of medical Internet research.. 2021 Sep 23; 23(9):e24671. Epub 2021 Sep 23.

9/14/2021
Xiao J, Luo J, Ly-Mapes O, Wu TT, Dye T, Al Jallad N, Hao P, Ruan J, Bullock S, Fiscella K. "Assess A Smartphone App (AICaries) that uses artificial intelligence to detect dental caries in children and provide interactive oral health education: Protocol for design and usability testing." JMIR research protocols. 2021 Sep 14; Epub 2021 Sep 14.

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