Tiffiny Diers

Tiffiny L. Diers , MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

General Internal Medicine Division
231 Albert B. Sabin Way, ML 0535
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0535
Phone 513-558-7581
Fax 513-558-4399
Email tiffiny.diers@uc.edu

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Duke University 1993 (Public Policy Studies and Biology)

Medical Degree: Duke University School of Medicine 1997

Resident: University Hospital/Children's Hospital Medical Center 2001 (Internal Medicine/Pediatric )

Chief Resident : University Hospital 2002 (Internal Medicine )

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-20-2002 ) - (Recertification Date: to 12-31-2012 )

American Board of Pediatrics (Certification Date: 10-16-2001 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-01-2016 )

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine

N/A

Pediatrics

Sickle Cell Anemia

Specialities

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Research and Practice Interests

Women's Health, Evidence-based Medicine and Care of Underserved Populations, Ambulatory Education, Curricular Development and Resident Evaluation, Graduate Medical Education and Health Care Disparities.

Positions and Work Experience

2002 -To Present Associate Professor, Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

06-2009 -To Present Site Project Coordinator, Ohio Valley Sickle Cell Network,

01-2003 -To Present Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program ,

06-2004 -To Present Co-Director, Initiative on Poverty, Justice and Health ,

02-2007 -To Present Director, Latino Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati ,

08-2008 -To Present Team Member, Health Professions Education Collaborative,

07-2009 -To Present Key Faculty , Cincinnati Interprofessional Care Collaborative,

06-2012 -To Present Team Leader, Centering Parent,

Research Support

09-2006 -08-2010 Cincinnati Sickle Cell Network Sickle Cell Treatment Demonstration Project Role:Site Project Coordinator

Investigators:J Voss, TL Diers 2009 -To Present Robert Wood Johnson Achieving Competence Today Role:Key Faculty

05-2008 -05-2009 Interdisciplinary Research Award - UC University Research Council Socio-Cultural Influcences on the Initiation and Duration of Breast feeding by Latina Mothers in the Cincinnati Area Role:Co-PI

Investigators:J Sussman, TL Diers 2005 -2008 AAUPC Care of the Underserved Grant Project Role:Co-Director

Grant: #6 U1EMC07655 Investigators:Diers, Tiffiny 09-01-2006 -08-31-2011 Health Resources and Services Administration Sickle Cell Treatment Demonstration Program Role:PI $1,384,608.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #RWJ 59418 Investigators:Brammer, Craig; Diers, Tiffiny; Rouan, Gregory; Warm, Eric 12-01-2006 -05-31-2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Achieving Competence Today (ACT) Transition Supplement Grant Role:Collaborator $100,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #U1EMC076555 Investigators:Boex, James; Diers, Tiffiny; Doarn, Charles; Yi, Michael 09-01-2010 -08-31-2014 Health Resources and Services Administration Building the Medical Home for Sickle Cell: Creating Access, Coordinating Care and Engaging Consumers in the Ohio Valley Role:PI $1,153,550.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #Check No. 0140130729 Investigators:Boone, Jill; Diers, Tiffiny 12-13-2013 -12-31-2015 Pfizer, Inc. Partnering with Patients to Improve Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care Role:PI $450,368.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #LOA-Managing Pain: Opioids as Part of the Solution, Not the Problem Investigators:Boone, Jill; Diers, Tiffiny; Elder, Nancy; Kues, John; Short, Amy 01-01-2013 -12-31-2014 Pfizer, Inc. Improving Chronic Pain Care in Primary Care Role:Collaborator $485,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

LVaughn, CIreton, SGeraght, TDiers, VNino, GFalciglia, JValenzuela, CMosbaugh. (2010. ) Sociocultural Influences on the Determinants of Breastfeeding by Latina Mothers in the Cincinnati Area. Journal of Family and Community Health., , 33 (4 ) ,318-28

T Diers, SL Montauk, LM Vaughn, C Lehmann, J Kiesler, CJ Schubert, D Smucker, B Volck. Competencies for the Adaptable Physician: Training Residents to Care for Vulnerable Populations. The Open Medical Education Journal., , 2 ,26-35

E Warm, D Schauer, T Diers, B Mathis, Y Neirouz, J Boex, G Rouan. (07-2008. ) The Ambulatory Long Block: An Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Innovations Project. Journal of Internal Medicine , , 23 (7 ) ,921-926

Elder, Nancy; Penm, Michelle; Pallerla, Harini; Vonder Meulen, Mary Beth; Short, Amy Diane; Diers, Tiffiny; Imhoff, Ryan Joseph; Wilson, Brendan; Boone, Jill Martin Provision of Recommended Chronic Pain Assessment and Management in Primary Care: Does Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Make a Difference?.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, , 29 (4 ) ,474-81 More Information

Zafar, Muhammad A; Diers, Tiffiny; Schauer, Daniel P; Warm, Eric J (2014. ) Connecting resident education to patient outcomes: the evolution of a quality improvement curriculum in an internal medicine residency.Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, , 89 (10 ) ,1341-7 More Information

Vaughn, Lisa M; Ireton, Candace; Geraghty, Sheela R; Diers, Tiffiny; Niño, Vanessa; Falciglia, Grace A; Valenzuela, Jessica; Mosbaugh, Christine Sociocultural influences on the determinants of breast-feeding by Latina mothers in the Cincinnati area.Family & community health, , 33 (4 ) ,318-28 More Information

Warm, Eric J; Schauer, Daniel P; Diers, Tiffiny; Mathis, Bradley R; Neirouz, Yvette; Boex, James R; Rouan, Gregory W (2008. ) The ambulatory long-block: an accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) educational innovations project (EIP).Journal of general internal medicine, , 23 (7 ) ,921-6 More Information

Byrnes, Abigail B; McCormack, Francis X; Diers, Tiffiny; Jazieh, Abdul-Rahman (2007. ) The resident scholar program: a research training opportunity for internal medicine house staff.Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, , 22 (1 ) ,47-9 More Information

Mathis, Bradley R; Diers, Tiffiny; Hornung, Richard; Ho, Mona; Rouan, Gregory W (2006. ) Implementing duty-hour restrictions without diminishing patient care or education: can it be done?.Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, , 81 (1 ) ,68-75 More Information

Presentations

Poster Presentations

T Diers, A Short, A Lavender. (04-2012. ) Ohio Valley Sickle Cell Network: Care Coordination. National Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Project Meeting., Gaithersburg, MD. .

T Diers, A Short, A Lavender. (04-2012. ) Ohio Valley Sickle Cell Network: Pain Management. National Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Project Meeting., Gaithersburg, MD. .

T Diers, A Short, A Lavender. (11-2011. ) Ohio Valley Sickle Cell Network. National Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Project Meeting., Gaithersburg, MD. .

T Diers, V Robinson. (03-2011. ) Ohio Valley Sickle Cell Network. National Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Project Meeting., Gaithersburg, MD. .

T Diers, B Brown, S Buring, J Kiesler, R Lee, J Murdock, R Van Loon. (10-2010. ) UC Health Professions Education Collaborative: Interprofessional Education to Improve the Health of Vulnerable Populations. Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum., Orlando, FL. .

V rutledge, T Diers, R Van Loon. (10-2010. ) UC Open School Chapter: Interprofessional Service Learning to Improve the Health of our Community. Open School National Congress., Orlando, FL. .

T Diers, B Brown, S Buring, M Eckman, A Filak, A Gunderson, R Lee, J Murdock, A Robbins, D Shambley-Ebron, R Van Loon. (10-2009. ) University of Cincinnati Health Professions Education Collaborative: Interprofessional Education to Improve the Health of Vulnerable Populations. Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Orlando, FL. .

J Murdock, L Rojas-Guyler, T Diers, C Ireton, L Vaughn, D Britigan, V Nino, L Gomez, R Reddy. (10-2008. ) Latino Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati: University-Community Partnerships fo Better Health for the Latino Community. National Convention of the American Public Health Association., San Diego, CA. .

Paper Presentations

T Diers, B Speer. (02-02-2013. ) Interprofessional Faculty Development: Downstream benefits in Student Competency and Community Health. San Francisco, CA.

T Diers, G Brown, J Johnson, K Kalinyak, M Kappesser, A Levender, T Mahaney, L Shook, M Yi, L Crosby. (02-2012. ) Implementing a self-management support program for patients living with sickle cell disease. Hollywood. FL.

Honors and Awards

2010 Scholarship to attend CCHMC Intermediate Improvement Science Series Spring Session

2009 Ohio American College of Physicians Volunteerism Award

2009 University of Cincinnati Medical Student Education Recognition Award (for the work of the Initiative on Poverty, Justice and Health)

2009 Cincinnati Business Courier "Health Care Heroes", Honorable Mention (for the formation of the Latino Health Collaborative)

Top Doctors' Award from Cincinnati Magazine 2005, 2008

2005 Individual Faculty Development Award

2001 Pediatric Residents' Award in Adolescent Medicine

2000 Pediatric Residents' Teaching Award

1996 Alpha Omega Alpha

1996 -1997 Fourth Year Merit Scholarship

1995 -1996 Eugene A. Stead Scholarship

1995 -1996 Albert A. Schweitzer Fellowship

1995 -1996 Eva Salber Fellowship

1993 Graduated Magna cum Laude

1992 Phi Beta Kappa

1990 -1992 Dean's List with Distinction

1991 Golden Key National Honor Society

1990 Phi Eta Sigma

2011 Accepted into Fellowship in American College of Physcians

2011 AAMC Readiness for Reform Innovation Challenge Award

Service

Inuversity Hospital (Every Child Succeeds Triangle Team, Committee Chair ) 06-2009 -To Present

(Every Child Succeeds Medical Home, Committee Chair ) 07-2008 -To Present

(Center fo Continuous Professional Development Advisory, Board Member ) 01-2012 -To Present

NHBLI (Expert Reviewer for new Primary Care Guidelines fo Patients with Sickle Cell Disease )

(Using ACCEPT Protocol for Self-Management Support in Sickle Cell Disease, Organizer and Trainer for participants from five national Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Progams ) 04-2012

(Participant in Internal Medicine residency and CCHMC facutly recruiting activities )

Patient Centered Medical Home Collaborative for Med-Peds practice (Team Member, Resulted in Level 3 NCQA accreditation for our practice, awarded 06-2012 )

St. Vincent de Paul (West End) (Open School Clinic, a free clinic run by interprofessional students. ) 09-2012 -To Present

Latino Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati (Director ) 02-2007 -To Present

Cincinnati Interdisciplinary Sleep Study CLub 05-2012 -To Present

Keywords

women's health, health care disparities, care of underserved populations, evidence-based medicine, graduate medical education, med-peds

Professional Affiliation

2008 -To Present: American Public Health Association

2001 -To Present: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

2001 -To Present: Society of General Internal Medicine

1997 -To Present: American College of Physicians

1997 -To Present: American Academy of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Academic - General Internal Medicine Division
231 Albert B. Sabin Way, ML 0535
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0535
Phone: 513-558-7581
Fax: 513-558-4399
tiffiny.diers@uc.edu