Tiffany Powell, MD, MPH is an assistant clinical investigator with a joint
appointment in the Office of the Associate Director of the Applied Research
Program (ARP) and in the Cardiopulmonary Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute (NHLBI). Prior to joining ARP, Dr. Powell completed her
cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) in Dallas,
Texas. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Powell served as a clinical research fellow in
the Reynolds Cardiovascular Research Center at UTSW. Her research focused on
evaluating perceptions of health and access to care as social determinants of
obesity in the Dallas Heart Study. In addition, Dr. Powell played a key role
in the operational management and analysis of a community-based participatory
research project designed to improve cardiovascular risk factors using lay
health promotion in predominantly African American churches in Dallas County.
While a part of ARP, Dr. Powell will be conducting epidemiologic studies on the
role of the environment in modifiable risk factors of chronic disease in an
effort to identify new targets for community-based interventions, particularly
for underserved populations.
Dr. Powell received a BSE in chemical engineering at the University of
Michigan in 1998. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2004
and completed her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill in 2003. During medical school, Dr. Powell spent one year as a
research fellow in NHBLI as a part of the Clinical Research Training Program
(CRTP). Dr. Powell completed her internal medicine residency at Brigham and
Women's Hospital in Boston, MA prior to her cardiology fellowship at UTSW.