Biography

Timothy McFarlane is a lecturer and doctoral candidate in the department of epidemiology. Prior to joining FSPH, Timothy worked in public health as a survey coordinator and data analyst, in the pharmaceutical industry as an epidemiologist in patient safety, and in the hospital setting as a medical laboratory scientist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Ball State University and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Research Interests

Timothy's research interests are focused on the intersection of informatics, epidemiology, and public health - public health informatics. Within public health informatics, Timothy's research interests focus on development, implementation, and evaluation of methods for leveraging secondary data sources for robust epidemiological studies with measurable and sustainable public health impact.

Courses Taught

  • PBHL E109 Introduction to Public Health
  • PBHL E210 Zombie Apocalypse and Doomsday Infections
  • PBHL E322 Principles of Epidemiology
  • PBHL E335 The Lurking Pandemic: Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • PBHL E711 Applied Epidemiological Methods I
  • PBHL E712 Applied Epidemiological Methods II

Current Projects

  • Describing screening and diagnostic testing patterns for Lyme Disease in Veterans.
  • Managing a traumatic brain injury cohort assembled from 11 years of clinical data from the Indiana Network for Patient Care.
  • Describing the epidemiology of shaken infant syndrome as a cause of traumatic brain injury in Indiana.
  • Assessing the role of adverse childhood experiences and traumatic brain injury in behavioral outcomes among children.