Tim Lahey, MD MMSc, is an HIV physician, vaccine researcher and ethicist at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is director of education at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Follow Dr. Lahey @TimLaheyMD and visit his blog Murmurs.


Recent Posts by Tim Lahey

Global Vaccine Development: Lessons From The Road To A New HIV Vaccine Trial

This latest step in a global effort to develop an effective HIV vaccine builds on a legacy of failure, hubris, and reinvention. Each stage of this history has much to teach us about the development of preventive vaccines in general.

December 21, 2016Global Health Policy

Should Doctors Deny Ebola Patients CPR?

The first time I did CPR, coagulated blood spurted onto my new white coat from a wound in the patient’s chest. Another time a patient’s urine soaked through the knees of my pants as I knelt at his side. Even in the best of conditions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a spit-smeared,...

Is A Study Of HIV Treatment For Mothers In Africa Unethical?

A global health controversy erupted this summer when the prominent scientific journal Nature ran an article entitled “HIV trial attacked.” Within, commentators squared off over whether a huge ongoing study provides suboptimal and thus unethical treatment options to mothers with HIV in the...

The Hidden Curriculum: Changing The Water In Which We Swim

Editor's Note: This post is a response to Joshua Liao, Eric Thomas, and Sigall Bell's essay, "Speaking Up About The Dangers Of The Hidden Curriculum," published under Narrative Matters in the January issue of Health Affairs. As the lights in the auditorium go down, just before I flick on...