Tia Powell MD
Tia Powell, MD, directs the Center for Bioethics and the bioethics masters’ program at Montefiore Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She holds the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman chair in biomedical ethics and is Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry. Her bioethics expertise is in the domains of public policy, dementia, LGBT issues, and clinical ethics consultation.
Powell served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, New York State’s bioethics commission. She has worked with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on multiple expert workgroups, helping to write their reports on Cognitive Aging in 2015 and Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in 2017. She was a 2013-14 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, serving as a senior advisor for Health and Human Services (HHS) to help develop federal initiatives related to dementia and ethics. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale University School of Medicine and is a board-certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Hastings Center.
Her book, Dementia Re-imagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End, will be published by Penguin Random House in April 2019. She lives in New York City with her husband and sees her 2 adult children as often as possible.