Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Modele Ogunniyi is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Master Physician with the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. She also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Grady Heart Failure Program.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she obtained a 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 social determinants of health and eliminating disparities in cardiovascular disease, specifically, hypertension and heart failure; and more recently, diversity in clinical trials, palliative care in advanced heart failure and cardiovascular disease in women. As a cardiovascular epidemiologist, she seeks to forge links between preventive medicine, public policy, quality improvement and scientific research. She is very passionate about mentorship, growing the pipeline and diversifying the workforce in Medicine.

Dr. Ogunniyi is Principal Investigator on several clinical trials. She serves on the advisory board for the Metro Atlanta Heart Failure Collaborative and the editorial board of Clinical Cardiology. She is an active member/volunteer of many professional organizations including the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Medical Women’s Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association.

She serves on several national committees, including Co-Chair of the ABC Membership Committee, ACC Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee, and the Steering Committee of the National Hypertension Control Roundtable. She is the Vice President of Health Awareness Initiative, Africa, a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles in African communities by creating health awareness through screening and education.