Robert Heimer PhD, MSc

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology; Director, Emerging Infections Program

Departments & Organizations

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student ResearchHIV/AIDSPharmacology | School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Global Health Concentration; Connecticut Emerging Infections Program; Heimer Lab - HIVMolecular Virology

Research Interests

Mortality and morbidity in relation to injection drug use; HIV and hepatitis C transmission; Evaluation of prevention and treatment for people who inject drugs more...


  • B.A., Columbia University, 1974
  • M.Sc., Yale University, 1980
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Selected Publications

  • Beletsky L, Grau LE, White E, Bowman S, Heimer R. (2012) Prevalence, characteristics, and predictors of police training initiatives by US SEPs: building an evidence base for structural interventions. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 119:145-149.
  • Levina OS, Heimer R, Odinokova V, Bodanovskaya Z, Irwin KS, Niccolai LM. (2012) Sexual partners of street-based female sex workers in St. Petersburg: A model of partnership characteristics as a basis for further research. Human Organization, 71:32-43.
  • Heimer R, Dasgupta N, Irwin KS, Phinney Harvey A, Givens A, Grau LE. (2012) Chronic pain, addiction severity, and misuse of opioids in Cumberland County, Maine. Addictive Behaviors, 37:346-349.



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