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Tiffany Powell

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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.

Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014