Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley MD, MPH is an Earl Stadtman Investigator and Chief of the Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health with a joint appointment in the Cardiovascular Branch of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Powell-Wiley’s interdisciplinary team uses community-engaged research, epidemiologic methods, and translational approaches to better understand social factors that promote obesity and limit cardiovascular health.
In 2021, Dr. Powell-Wiley’s innovative work was recognized with the American Heart Association’s Population Research Prize. At NIH, Dr. Powell-Wiley has mentored more than 50 research fellows at various career stages, several of whom are now tenure-track, NIH-funded faculty. She has been recognized through NHLBI Director’s awards for her mentorship of research fellows and for promoting diversity in the biomedical workforce through her mentoring efforts.
Dr. Powell-Wiley graduated summa cum laude with a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with an M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Powell-Wiley completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she served as the Cardiology Division’s first chief fellow.