Dr. Tiffany Wiggins is Director of the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Key programs in Dr. Wiggins’ division include: the Healthy Start Initiative, which provides over $100 million in funding to improve perinatal outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality; the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, a state-based partnership to combat maternal mortality and morbidity through the design and implementation of evidence-based maternal safety bundles; and, the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative, in which a coalition of national experts develops recommendations and resources surrounding women’s preventive healthcare services.
Prior to her tenure at HRSA, Dr. Wiggins was a Division Director and Medical Officer within the Prevention and Population Health Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Among a wide-ranging portfolio, she oversaw the development of the Maternal Opioid Misuse model, which aims to address the impact of the opioid crisis among pregnant and postpartum women as well as their infants. Dr. Wiggins is also a former White House Fellow, at which time she served as a policy advisor and public health consultant to the Vice President of the United States on issues related to violence against women.
Dr. Wiggins graduated from Harvard College, received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.