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Timothy S. Carey

Professor, Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill


Professor, Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Timothy Carey, MD, MPH is a health services searcher and clinician whose research interests includes epidemiology and utilization patterns in chronic back and neck pain, determinants of work disability, end-of-life issues including utilization of gastric feeding tubes, and health disparities in chronic pain treatment. Nationally, Dr. Carey is co-chair of the national CTSA consortium Key Function Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). He has received funding support for investigator-initiated research and training grants from AHRQ, NIAMS, NCMHD, HRSA and foundations to conduct outcomes studies, secondary data analyses, and literature syntheses. Dr. Carey has also recently served as a consultant to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) on research prioritization. At UNC, Dr. Carey is senior adviser to the RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center and associate director of UNC’s Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes. He also directs the T-32 Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program in Health Services Research. He works with several CORP members, including Laura Hansen, Stephanie Wheeler, Ethan Basch, and Sam Cykert.

Quality of Cancer Care Delivery

Comparative Effectiveness

Patient Reported Outcomes

Health Disparities/Equity

Implementation Science