Timothy Edson, PhD


Timothy C. Edson, PhD is a Research Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Research & Evaluation Scientist at the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Dr. Edson joined the Division on Addiction in January of 2017. He is currently working on a DraftKings-funded project that assesses online fantasy sports player activity.

Prior to joining the Division, he had previously worked for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security as a research and policy analyst. He received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2014.

Current Projects

An Evidence-based Approach to Understanding Fantasy Sports Activities

The GVC-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative

Select Publications

Edson, T. C. & LaPlante, D. A. (in press). Longitudinal Playing Trends Among Daily Fantasy Sports Players. Computers in Human Behavior.

Edson, T. C., Gray, H. M., Nelson, S. E., & LaPlante, D. A. (2019). Prevalence and correlates of self-harm among a sample of repeat DUI offendersAddiction Research & Theory, 1-9. doi:10.1080/16066359.2019.1622685 greypadlock

Nelson, S.E. , Edson, T.C., Singh, P., Tom, M., Martin, R.J., LaPlante, D.A., et al. (2019). Patterns of daily fantasy sport play: Tackling the issues. Journal of Gambling Studies, 1-24. doi: 10.1007/s10899-018-09817 greypadlock