Tisha Wiley, PhD

National Institute on Drug Abuse


Tisha Wiley, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and Health Scientist Administrator in the Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, Services Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Wiley oversees a grant portfolio in excess of $30 million annually featuring three overlapping areas of scientific inquiry: (1) drug abuse treatment services in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare settings; (2) implementation science, and (3) technology (e.g., social media, mHealth), methodology, and measurement development. Dr. Wiley has served as the NIDA science officer on several large-scale multi-site research initiatives, including NIDA’s Juvenile Justice Translational Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJ-TRIALS) and Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS) cooperative research programs, and the NIH Common Fund Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) initiative. Prior to joining NIDA, Tisha fellow at the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she worked several methodological initiatives, including leading efforts around data visualization and visual analytics. Before coming to the NIH, Tisha was the Assistant Director of Research at the Juvenile Protective Association, a non-profit social service agency in Chicago.