About Dr. Timothy Anderson

Timothy S. Anderson, MDTimothy Anderson, MD

Clinician-Investigator, Division of General Medicine, BIDMC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lead, Improving Value in Healthcare, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science

Research Concentrations

  • Aging Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health Services and Utilization
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes
  • Conflicts of Interest

Contact Information

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Professional Biography

Dr. Timothy Anderson is a clinician-investigator in the Division of General Medicine at BIDMC, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Lead for Improving Value in Healthcare at the BIDMC Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. He joined the faculty in 2019 after completing an internal medicine residency and a chief medical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a primary care research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Anderson's primary research interests are identifying strategies to improve the quality of care delivered to older adults with chronic conditions and to reduce the delivery of low-value prescribing and diagnostic testing. His research utilizes advanced observational research methods to improve our understanding of the outcomes of healthcare delivered to patients in the hospital, in the clinic, and during transitions of care. He greatly enjoys mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows interested in health services and health policy research.

Dr. Anderson serves as the Lead for Improving Value in Healthcare at the BIDMC Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, as a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine national research committee, and as affiliate faculty at the BIDMC Hypertension Center at Healthcare Associates and the BIDMC Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology.

Dr. Anderson has a long-standing interest in medical ethics and financial conflicts of interest in academic medicine. He completed a Master of Arts in Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has led national campaigns advocating for stronger conflict of interest policies at academic medical centers. He was an invited participant on an 2012 Institute of Medicine taskforce focused on harmonizing reporting on potential conflicts of interest, and his research on institutional conflicts of interest has been published in JAMA, BMJ, and Health Affairs.

In addition to his research activities, Dr. Anderson is an academic primary care physician at BIDMC where he cares for patients, teaches residents, and supports clinical innovation at the BIDMC Healthcare Associates Clinic.

Current Research Support

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

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