Dr. Timothy Anderson


Timothy Anderson, MDResearch Concentrations

  • Aging research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health services and utilization
  • Cardiovascular outcomes
  • Conflicts of interest

Contact Information

Email: tsander1@bidmc.harvard.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Timothy Anderson is a primary care physician, health services researcher, and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Division of General Medicine at BIDMC. He joined the faculty in 2019 after completing an internal medicine residency and 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 cardiovascular conditions and to reduce the delivery of low-value prescribing and diagnostic testing. His research utilizes clinical, administrative, and pharmacy databases and advanced observational research methods to improve our understanding of the patterns and outcomes of prescribing across care settings. He received the Mack Lipkin, Sr Associate Member Award from the Society for General Internal Medicine for his research on the clinical outcomes of antihypertensive prescribing at hospital discharge, which was also selected as an invited plenary presentation at the 2019 American Geriatric Society National Meeting.

He is currently the principal investigator on a National Institute of Aging and American College of Cardiology-funded study examining practice patterns and clinical outcomes of intensively treating elevated blood pressures in hospitalized older adults.

Additionally, 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 Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Current Research Support

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

View Dr. Anderson's publication history at PubMed Author Search.