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Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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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 | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Public Administration

1987
MA | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
International Relations

1990
MS | SUNY Buffalo
Epidemiology

1993
PhD | SUNY Buffalo
Anthropology

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/2019
Kamath-Rayne BD, Surkan PJ, Vinturache A, Dye T. "Behind the Scenes: Publishing in the Maternal and Child Health Journal." Maternal and child health journal.. 2019 Oct 0; 23(10):1281-1284.

9/13/2019
Yang GR, Dye TD, Li D. "Association between diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart attack in US adults: a cross-sectional analysis using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015." BMJ open.. 2019 Sep 13; 9(9):e022990. Epub 2019 Sep 13.

9/2019
Yang GR, Dye TD, Li D. "Effects of pre-gestational diabetes mellitus and gestational diabetes mellitus on macrosomia and birth defects in Upstate New York." Diabetes research and clinical practice.. 2019 Sep 0; 155:107811. Epub 2019 Aug 08.

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