Dr. Modele O. Ogunniyi is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine and is the Associate Medical Director of Grady Memorial Hospital’s comprehensive heart failure management program.
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she obtained her Masters of Public Health and a Certificate in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Her postgraduate training includes a preventive medicine and public health fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, residency in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, and cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on examining and eliminating disparities in cardiovascular disease, specifically, hypertension and heart failure, and seeks to forge links between preventive medicine, public policy, quality improvement, and scientific research.
Dr. Ogunniyi is on the advisory board for two major initiatives of the American Heart Association (Greater Southeast Affiliate) targeting hypertension and heart failure in the community and is the Principal Investigator on a number of clinical trials. She is an active member and volunteer of many professional organizations including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and the Association of Black Cardiologists. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. She also serves as the Vice President of Health Awareness Initiative, Africa, a not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles in African communities by creating health awareness through screening and education.