Tim Carey
Timothy Carey

Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine
Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine
School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Tim Carey’s research interests include clinical epidemiology, access to care, and health services research, with a recent focus on end-of-life care and the evaluation of technologies such as gastric feeding tubes. With a specific emphasis on back pain, he has extensively examined the epidemiology of musculoskeletal illnesses, and also explored the patterns, quality and outcomes of care for patients in multiple settings. Additional interests include evidence-based practice and health disparities.

Dr. Carey received his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received his MPH in epidemiology from UNC.

An active clinician in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Carey holds appointments at the UNC School of Medicine in Internal Medicine, Social Medicine and an adjunct appointment in Epidemiology. He currently directs the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and is the director of the Center’s National Research Service Award Fellowship Training Program and General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Program. For the past 9 years he has served as co-director of the joint RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center and has also worked with the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP).