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Tiffany Veinot

Tiffany Veinot, MLS, PhD, FACMI

Tiffany Veinot, MLS, PhD is is Joan C. Durrance Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan (U-M)’s School of Information. She is also a Full Professor at the Schools of Public Health, and Medicine at U-M, and Visiting Professor at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Previously, she was Associate Dean for Faculty at the U-M School of Information.

Veinot's research focuses on “community health informatics,” or the use of information systems and services to improve the health of marginalized populations and reduce health disparities.

She has over 100 published, peer-reviewed papers, and her published research has garnered 17 honors and awards for in the health informatics, human-computer interaction, and information science fields. Veinot has held over $15.5 million in extramural research funding as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator, with funding from agencies such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Veinot has also served as co-Investigator for research funding totaling over $6.1 million.

She is currently PI of a national cluster-randomized controlled trial investigating interventions in the USA to prevent complications of hemodialysis care that occur disproportionately among women. She is also co-PI of the CDC’s national Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System in the USA, and is leading efforts to incorporate data and analyses concerning the social and environmental determinants of health into the system.

In terms of instruction, she is a founding faculty member and former Director of the Masters of Health Informatics (MHI) Program at the University of Michigan, which was launched in 2012 and that has graduated over 300 students. She has also designed and taught two courses in health informatics, as well as a PhD-level class in qualitative methods. 

She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), International Journal of Medical Informatics, and the Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology.

Veinot has also taken leadership in building scholarly communities for health equity-oriented research in health informatics and human-computer interaction. For example, guest edited a special double issue of JAMIA on “Health Informatics and Health Equity: Improving our reach and Impact.” Veinot also co-chaired a national Computing Research Association Research agenda-setting workshop on “Sociotechnical Interventions for Health Disparity Reduction,” and co-chaired the Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) Symposium at the annual American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) conference in 2020. This WISH Symposium was the first to concentrate on sharing health equity-oriented informatics and human-computer interaction research. She is also the Founding Chair of the American Medical Informatics Association’s Health and Healthcare Equity Working Group.

She was elected to the American College of Medical Informatics in 2022 and received a British Academy Fellowship in 2023-2024.