InCHIP Lecture Series: Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley

Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH, FAHA, National Institute of Health

Thursday, February 25, 2021

12:30 – 1:30 PM


Live webcast and post-lecture Q&A with the speaker. 

“Biobehavioral Approaches to Address Cardiovascular Health Disparities”

Tiffany Powell-Wiley MD, MPH is an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator 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 and the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Powell-Wiley was an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. From 2011-2014, she had a joint appointment in the Office of the Associate Director of the Applied Research Program of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Powell-Wiley is chief of the Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory, which is currently focused on three main research goals as they work to improve cardiometabolic health in high-risk communities in Washington, D.C. Their first goal is to delineate mechanisms by which neighborhood environment influences the development of obesity, diabetes, and other markers of cardiometabolic risk. Their second goal is to identify methods for incorporating mobile health technology to address behaviors associated with poor cardiometabolic health in resource-limited environments. The research group’s final goal is to identify and characterize physiologic pathways influenced by the chronic stress that comes from living in adverse neighborhood conditions, ultimately elucidating pathways linked to cardiometabolic risk phenotypes and most responsive to targeted health behavior interventions. This research program is designed to leverage community-based participatory research principles, epidemiologic methods, and translational approaches to harness emerging technologies in improving the cardiometabolic health of at-risk, underserved communities most impacted by health disparities.
Dr. Powell-Wiley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During medical school, she spent a year at the NIH as a research fellow in the Clinical Research Training Program. Dr. Powell-Wiley graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Powell-Wiley completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Powell-Wiley served two years as a clinical research fellow in the Reynolds Cardiovascular Research Center at UTSW. Dr. Powell-Wiley also served for one year as the Cardiology division’s first chief fellow. The Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory website.


About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit the InCHIP 2020-2021 Lecture Page.