Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA
Division of Intramural Research, NHLBI
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.
- Leonard T, Ayers C, Das SR, Neeland IJ, Powell-Wiley TM. Do neighborhoods matter differently for movers and non-movers? Analysis of weight gain in the longitudinal Dallas Heart Study. Health Place. 2017 Feb 3;44:52-60. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.01.002. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28167268
- Yingling LR, Mitchell V, Ayers CR, Peters-Lawrence M, Wallen GR, Brooks AT, Troendle JF, Adu-Brimpong J, Thomas S, Henry J, Saygbe JN, Sampson DM, Johnson AA, Graham AP, Graham LA, Wiley KL Jr, Powell-Wiley T. Adherence with physical activity monitoring wearable devices in a community-based population: observations from the Washington, D.C., Cardiovascular Health and Needs Assessment. Transl Behav Med. 2017 Jan 17. doi: 10.1007/s13142-016-0454-0. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28097627
- Thomas S, Yingling L, Adu-Brimpong J, Mitchell V, Ayers CR, Wallen GR, Peters-Lawrence M, Brooks AT, Sampson DM, Wiley KL Jr, Saygbe J, Henry J, Johnson A, Graham A, Graham L, Powell-Wiley TM. Mobile Health Technology Can Objectively Capture Physical Activity (PA) Targets Among African-American Women Within Resource-Limited Communities-the Washington, D.C. Cardiovascular Health and Needs Assessment. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27913983
- Yingling LR, Brooks AT, Wallen GR, Peters-Lawrence M, McClurkin M, Cooper-McCann R, Wiley KL Jr, Mitchell V, Saygbe JN, Johnson TD, Curry RK, Johnson AA, Graham AP, Graham LA, Powell-Wiley TM. Community Engagement to Optimize the Use of Web-Based and Wearable Technology in a Cardiovascular Health and Needs Assessment Study: A Mixed Methods Approach. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Apr 25;4(2):e38. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4489. PMID: 27113680
- Powell-Wiley TM, Cooper-McCann R, Ayers C, Berrigan D, Lian M, McClurkin M, Ballard-Barbash R, Das SR, Hoehner CM, Leonard T. Change in Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Weight Gain: Dallas Heart Study. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):72-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.01.013. PMID: 25960394