Associate Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
NHLBI, National Institutes, Director, Prevention and Population Sciences Program
Dr. Wei is an Associate Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). In that capacity, she directs the Prevention and Population Sciences Program (PPSP), which funds and provides leadership for population- and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. She is also actively involved in several trans-NIH scientific activities, including the Precision Medicine Initiative® All of UsSM Research Program and the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Wei received her MD and completed her internal medicine residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine. After serving as chief medical resident, she completed a fellowship in general internal medicine in a joint program with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the District of Columbia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While in fellowship, she obtained her Masters of Public Health at USUHS and received training in and conducted a wide range of clinical research. She worked at the US Food and Drug Administration as a Medical Officer prior to joining the NHLBI.