Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA

Division of Intramural Research, NHLBI
Phone: 301-594-3735

Dr. Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley is fascinated by the interplay of social, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic and related cardiometabolic diseases. Her research group focuses on the racial and ethnic disparities of these chronic conditions. The group is working to design community-based interventions that can positively influence cardiometabolic health in high-risk communities. Currently, the Powell-Wiley research group has identified two research goals as it works on designing such interventions for several high-risk Washington, D.C., communities:

  • Discover how neighborhoods and other environments influence the development of obesity, diabetes, and other markers of cardiometabolic risk.
  • Identify ways to use mobile health technology to help address behaviors associated with cardiometabolic health in resource-limited neighborhoods.

The Powell-Wiley research group has established the D.C. Cardiovascular Health and Obesity Collaborative community advisory board and completed the Cardiovascular Health and Needs Assessment in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Powell-Wiley earned her Master of Public Health in epidemiology at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill before completing her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine. She finished her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Powell-Wiley serves on the editorial board for the journal, Circulation. She also currently serves on the Board of Tutors for the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program. Dr. Powell-Wiley has been recognized with numerous awards, including the NHLBI Director's Diversity Award in 2014 and the NHLBI Director's Mentorship Award in 2015.

Selected Publications