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Timothy Hickman Passing Statement


APTR is sad to announce the loss of Timothy Hickman, MD, MPH, MEd, FAAP. Dr. Hickman was Associate Teaching professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He served as APTR President from 2018-2020, was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Chair of the 2017 APTR Teaching Prevention conference.

Dr. Hickman taught at the undergraduate, graduate, preclinical, clinical, and postgraduate levels including courses in Clinical Pediatrics, Human Genetics, Human Biology and Disease, Health Care Delivery in the Community, Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Humanities, and Curriculum Development/Program Evaluation.  Most of his current teaching focuses on Culturally Appropriate Care, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health including a course on Teaching about Culture and Health.  

He received his MD from the UMKC and completed a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. He attained his MEd, with an Emphasis in Adult Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an MPH from Saint Louis University, School of Public Health. Dr. Hickman completed additional doctoral courses in Research Methodology and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention at SLU School of Public Health. He received a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health and Science University. 

His family has created a Facebook Page: Timothy Hickman Memorial Page where family, friends, colleagues, and students can share memories, pictures, stories, and condolences.

In lieu of sending flowers his family has requested donations be sent to Operation Breakthrough Kansas City in his home town. The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to provide a safe, loving, and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education. 

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