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Tiffany L Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS

Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Associate Professor, Epidemiology


6135 Parran Hall
R-znvy: gtnel@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-8686
Fax: 967-179-0065

Personal Statement

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. I’ve held faculty positions at several other top-tiered Schools of Public Health including the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I am an accomplished researcher having authored or co-authored over 90 scientific publications including journal articles, book chapters, and editorials. My current research agenda is the culmination of my 15+ years of experience working to understand the social/environmental determinants of chronic disease and implementing interventions to improve prevention and control. My research program is divided into three defined areas: 1) the social determinants of diabetes and obesity, 2) interventions to improve diabetes outcomes for Minority populations, and 3) translation of research findings to practice and real-world evaluation. I’ve held leadership positions in several national organizations including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN). I am now expanding my national and international reach to work on larger structural issues that will affect the nation’s progress toward understanding and eliminating health disparities.


BS, Pennsylvania State University
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


BCHS 2526:Health Equity Research Methods and Interventions

Selected Publications

Gary-Webb TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Pham L, Weshe-Thobaben J, Patricio J, Pi-Sunyer FX, Jones L, Brown AF, Brancati FL.  Neighborhood and Weight-Related Factors in the Look AHEAD study.  BMC Public Health 2010, 10 (1):

Casagrande SS, Gittelsohn J, Zonderman A, Evans M, Gary-Webb TL*
Association of Walkability with Obesity in Baltimore City, Maryland.  AJPH 2011, 101(S1): S318-32

Casagrande SS, Franco M, Gittelsohn J, Zonderman A, Evans M, Kuczmarski M, Gary-Webb TL*Healthy Food Availability and the association with Body Mass Index in Baltimore, Maryland.  Public Health Nutrition 2011, 14(16): 1001-7.

Evans KE, Coresh J, Bash L, Gary-Webb TL, Kottgen A, Carson K, Boulware LE.  Race Disparities in Access to Health Care and Incident Chronic Kidney Disease in the US. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2011, 26(3):899-908.  

Gary-Webb TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Pham L, Weshe-Thobaben J, Patricio J, Pi-Sunyer FX, Jones-Corneille L, Brown AF, Brancati FL.  Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status, Depression, and Health Status in the Look AHEAD study.  BMC Public Health 2011, 11:349.

Mount D, Davis C, Kennedy B, Raatz S, Dotson K, Gary-Webb T, Thomas S. Johnson K, Espeland M.  Factors Influencing Enrollment of African Americans in the Look AHEAD Trial. Clinical Trials 2012, 9(1): 80-9. 

Bleich SN, Herring B, Flagg D, Gary-Webb TL*.  Reduction in purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages among low income, black adolescents after exposure to caloric information.  AJPH 2012, 102(2):329-35. 

Golden SH, Brown A, Cauley JA, Chin MH, Gary-Webb TL, Kim C, Sosa JA, Sumner AE, Anton B.  Health Disparities in Endocrine Disorders: Biological, Clinical and Non-Clinical Factors- An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement.  J Clin Endorin Metab 2012, 97 (9): E1579-639. 

Suglia S, Clark CJ, Gary-Webb TL*.  Adolescent Obesity, Change in Weight Status, and Hypertension; Racial/Ethnic Variations.  Hypertension 2013, 61(2): 290-5.

Gary-Webb TL, Suglia S, Terhanifar P. Social Epidemiology of Diabetes and Associated Conditions. Current Diabetes Reports 2013, 13(6):850-9. 

Remigio-Baker R, Diez-Roux A, Szklo M, Crum R, Leuotsakos J, Franco M, Schreiner P, Carnethon M, Nettleton J, Mujahid M, Michos E, Gary-Webb T, Golden SH. Physical Environment, Depressive Symptoms, and Changes in Adiposity: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Psychosomatics 2014, 55(2): 144-54. 

Gary-Webb TL, Maisonet Giachello AL, Maier K, Skrabak H. Sociecological Determinants of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: Agenda for Action. Clinical Diabetes 2014, 32(3): 140-143. 

Bleich SN, Berry CL, Gary-Webb TL, Herring BJ. Providing Understandable Caloric Information to Reduce Sugary Beverage Consumption. AJPH 2014, 104(12): 2417-24. 

Akinyemiju OF, Genkinger JM, Farhat M, Wilson A, Gary-Webb TL, Tehranifar P. Residential Environment and Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality. A Systematic Review and Metal-Analysis. BMC Cancer 2015, March 28, 15:191. 

Ruddock J, Poindexter M, Gary-Webb TL, Walker EA, Davis NJ. Innovative Strategies to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Disadvantaged Populations. Diabetic Medicine 2016, 33 (6): 723-33.

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