Timothy DeVer Dye, PhD

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Medical Informatics
Associate Chair for Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Biomedical Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr. Timothy De Ver 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 work commonly involves the integration of qualitative data and methods with quantitative data and methods, which provides unique opportunities in biomedical informatics and data science. Dr. Dye is a tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Medical Informatics, and serves as Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Additionally, he currently serves as Director of Biomedical Informatics for the University of Rochester’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Director of the CTSI’s NIH-funded TL1 pre- and post-doctoral clinical research training program, co-directing the Institution’s PhD in Translational Biomedical Science. Dr. Dye has a long history of innovative leadership in global and public health, and presently serves as PI of the NYS AIDS Institute’s Clinical Education Initiative’s Resource Center of Excellence, the CDC’s Global and Territorial Health Research Network, and the NIH-funded MundoComm Maternal Health and Technology initiative.  Reflected in his own multidisciplinary training and experience, Dr. Dye’s research and teaching crosses boundaries and methods to address compelling public health problems around the world. Dr. Dye serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Maternal Child Health Journal, a leading public health journal focused on pregnancy, birth, infancy, and childhood, and is on the Editorial Board of the Data Science Journal.  Dr. Dye also Chairs the Medical Advisory Council of OneHEART World-wide, an international maternal health NGO, is an elected Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, a Fellow and Chartered Geographer of the Royal Geographic Society (UK), has received several Fulbright awards, and was awarded the NSF’s Antarctic Service Medal of the USA. Dr. Dye presently conducts fieldwork in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, Nepal, and India – in all cases on projects integrated social and medical aspects of pressing maternal-child, non-communicable, and infectious disease health issues.