Tiffany Grant, PhD

Tiffany J Grant, PhD

Associate Senior Librarian

Assistant Director for Research and Informatics

Medical Sciences Building

UCL Research & Data Services, Data Scien - 0574

Professional Summary

Tiffany J. Grant, PhD, CDE® serves as Assistant Director for Research and Informatics and Co-Leader of the University of Cincinnati (UC) Libraries Research & Data Services Unit. She is also the current Director of the University of Cincinnati’s Undergraduates Pursuing Research in Science and Engineering (UPRISE) Program. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a PhD in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine from the University of Cincinnati, and a graduate certificate in Clinical and Translational Research and Healthcare Administration also from the University of Cincinnati. Tiffany has been extensively trained by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine in biomedical informatics and NCBI databases.

As co-leader of the Research & Data Services Unit, Dr. Grant coordinates the strategic direction of UC Libraries Research & Data Services Unit through the assessment, development, and implementation of sustainable services and tools to support the information and research needs of the University of Cincinnati research community. Dr. Grant collaborates with stakeholders across the University to assist in providing discipline-agnostic research services that help to increase efficiency and reduce some burden of the burden researchers face in carrying out their research. Dr. Grant provides consultations and workshops on research data management workflows and best practices. She is also UC Libraries’ Subject Matter Expert (SME) for molecular biology, biomedical research, and bioinformatics. Dr. Grant was the 2017 recipient of the UC Libraries Award for Faculty Excellence, the 2023 recipient of the Marian Spencer Equity Ambassador Award for Faculty, and she has received several awards from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, including a Health Information Outreach, Research Data Award, and an HIV/AIDS Information Outreach Award.

In addition to her work in the library, Dr. Grant is also a Certified Diversity Executive. She exercises her passion for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical field through her role as Director for the UC UPRISE Program. Dr. Grant is a also Co-Advisor for Cincy SACNAS and a Diversity Advocate for the Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Program. Her research interests include infectious diseases, microbiology, and the intersection of health disparities and health/racial equity.


Bachelor of Science: Dillard University New Orleans, LA, 2000 (Chemistry)

PhD: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2009 (Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine)

Positions and Work Experience

01-2010 -03-2011 Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

03-2011 -09-2011 Research Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

10-2011 -04-2014 Microbiologist, Cimcool Fluid Technology, Cincinnati, OH

04-2014 -01-2019 Research Informationist, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

01-15-2017 - Assistant Director for Research and Informatics, University of Cincinnati,

2022 - Program Director, UC Undergraduates Pursuing Research in Science and Engineering (UPRISE), University of Cincinnati,

Research Support

Grant: #S00353-01 sub 5UG4LM012346-03 Investigators:Grant, Tiffany 07-23-2018 -04-30-2019 National Library of Medicine University of Cincinnati Data Day 2019 Role:PI $11,824.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #S00222-01 sub 5UG4LM012346-03 Investigators:Grant, Tiffany 06-18-2018 -04-30-2019 National Library of Medicine Narrowing the Health Gap in Cincinnati Role:PI $23,844.26 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #NNLM-GMR - PD#14331 Aids Day Investigators:Grant, Tiffany 11-01-2020 -01-31-2021 National Library of Medicine World AIDS Day Event Role:PI $2,500.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #NACC HIV/AIDS Workshop Investigators:Donica, Mary; Grant, Tiffany; Grier, T'Keyah 11-30-2020 -04-30-2021 National Library of Medicine NLM Outreach HIV/AIDS Coordination Center Grant Role:PI $16,471.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Joffrion, Tiffany M; Collins, Margaret S; Cushion, Melanie T (2006. ) Microaerophilic conditions increase viability and affect responses of Pneumocystis carinii to drugs in vitro.The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology, , 53 Suppl 1 ,S117-8 More Information

Joffrion, Tiffany M; Cushion, Melanie T (2010. ) Sterol biosynthesis and sterol uptake in the fungal pathogen Pneumocystis carinii.FEMS microbiology letters, , 311 (1 ) ,1-9 More Information

Joffrion, Tiffany M; Collins, Margaret S; Sesterhenn, Thomas; Cushion, Melanie T (2010. ) Functional characterization and localization of Pneumocystis carinii lanosterol synthase.Eukaryotic cell, , 9 (1 ) ,107-15 More Information

Shah, Silvi; Venkatesan, Renganathan Lalgudi; Gupta, Ayank; Sanghavi, Maitrik K; Welge, Jeffrey; Johansen, Richard; Kean, Emily B; Kaur, Taranpreet; Gupta, Anu; Grant, Tiffany J; Verma, Prasoon (2019. ) Pregnancy outcomes in women with kidney transplant: Metaanalysis and systematic review.BMC nephrology, , 20 (1 ) ,24 More Information

Jason, Don; Trammell, Alison; Grant, Tiffany (2021. ) Informationists and Nurse Educators Partner to Integrate a Virtual Dissection Table into a Nursing Curriculum.Medical reference services quarterly, , 40 (4 ) ,437-447 More Information

Book Chapter

Tiffany J. Grant (2023 ) Black Lives Matter #saytheirnames Race, Ethnicity, and the COVID-19 Pandemic .(pp. 315 - 331).

Honors and Awards

-2017 Faculty Excellence University of Cincinnati Provost's Office and Office of Research Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

2023 Marian Spencer Equity Ambassador Award for Faculty University of Cincinnati Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

Post Graduate Training and Education

-2016 Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, , College of Medicine

-2019 Health Care Administration, University of Cincinnati, , College of Allied Health Sciences

-2022 Certificate , Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University, ,

2022-2025 Certified, Diversity Executive, Society for Diversity, ,

Contact Information

Donald C Harrison Health Sciences Library
Office E005LA Medical Sciences Building
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: (513) 558-9153