Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, Ph.D. joined the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) on October 16, 2015 as an assistant professor. Champagne-Langabeer comes to SBMI after serving as the founding vice president of Greater Houston Healthconnect, the community-based health information exchange (HIE) for southeast Texas.
Dr. Champagne-Langabeer is both a registered and licensed dietitian and spent over five years working as a clinical nutrition manager for Sodexo and also worked with the Houston Independent School District for several years as the director of operations for child nutrition. In addition, Champagne-Langabeer has worked in both academia and research for more than a decade. Since 2005, Champagne-Langabeer has worked with the Houston Community College System, and more recently has taught both locally and nationally with Babson College as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative.
Champagne-Langabeer was also a research associate with the UTHealth Fleming Center for Healthcare Management within the School of Public Health. Her research interests and areas of expertise are healthcare management, health policy, health information exchange and collaborative technology, and pedagogy.
Champagne-Langabeer is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
"The move from paper charts to electronic records in healthcare was long overdue, “ notes Champagne-Langabeer. “We still have a way to go; but as providers become more digital, we are starting to see more industry-wide sharing of data. This collaboration is great for informatics, since it will provide a rich source for population health, data analytics, and predictive modeling. Our students need to understand not only the technology components but also the complex healthcare environment."