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Timothy B. Erickson

Timothy B. Erickson MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is an HHI Core Faculty member with areas of expertise in humanitarian health, environmental toxicology, the crisis in climate change, wastewater epidemiology, chemical/biological terrorism, and acute injuries in global conflict and disaster settings. He has active humanitarian health projects in conflict regions of Ukraine and Syria. Dr. Erickson is an emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he serves as the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and the Division Chief of Medical Toxicology in the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Department of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Erickson earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Chicago Medical School. He completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Illinois and his medical toxicology fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Erickson is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Medical Toxicology, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and the prestigious National Geographic Explorers Club.

Previously, Dr. Erickson served as the Director of the UIC Center for Global Health and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Erickson also served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education at the UIC College of Medicine. He was Acting Head in the Department of Emergency Medicine and has held other multifaceted appointments ranging from Residency Program Director to the Chief of Medical Toxicology.

Dr. Erickson has been a member of multiple editorial boards. He has published 120 peer-reviewed articles, authored over 100 textbook chapters, and edited 5 major textbooks. He has presented 300 national and 100 international invited lectures related to emergency medicine, toxicology, substance use disorders, global health, climate change, wilderness, and expedition medicine. His grant funding includes HRSA and NATO-sponsored grants related to global preparedness, chemical/biological terrorism, environmental health, and security. Other federal grants include NIH/NIDA and the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Response (MassCPR) studying wastewater-based epidemiology to rapidly diagnose and map the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic.

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