Public Health and Clinical Considerations

Alcohol is a central to our community and our culture, a part of celebrations, sporting events and social gatherings.  But alcohol overuse worsens the health of our community, as it is associated with injury, violence, liver and heart disease, depression and other illnesses.  By one estimate, alcohol is the seventh leading underlying cause of premature death and disability in Colorado.  By several measures, such as binge drinking and alcohol-related fatal car crashes, Denver has a higher rate of alcohol-related health problems than other urban counties in the West.  Dr. Tim Naimi’s presentation, “Alcohol: Public Health and Clinical Considerations” will provide a starting point for a discussion about how to decrease alcohol-associated adverse health outcomes in Denver.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 23
  • 11-11:45 a.m., networking lunch
  • 12-1:00 p.m., lecture and discussion
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Space is limited. Register by clicking the RSVP now button at the top of this page.


Timothy Naimi MD, MPH is a clinician-investigator at Boston Medical Center, a Professor in the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and a faculty member in Boston University’s Injury Prevention Center and Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, his M.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts, and his M.P.H degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Epidemic Intelligence Service program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a Preventive Medicine Residency with CDC. He has worked as a physician for the U.S. Indian Health Service, and as a senior epidemiologist with the Alcohol Team at CDC. He currently does clinical work at Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center, and is a grant-funded researcher in the areas of alcohol epidemiology and substance use policy, with a particular focus on the impact of alcohol policies on binge drinking, underage drinking, alcoholic cirrhosis, motor vehicle crash fatalities, and alcohol-related homicide and suicide.


Attending the event

Parking is available at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 

Please enter the museum through the Ricketson Auditorium/Gates Planetarium Evening Entrance (#5) shown on this map: DMNS_Map_for_Sbarbaro_Lecture_Public_Health



  • When

  • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Where

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
    2001 Colorado Blvd
    Denver, Colorado 80205