Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD, MBA. RDN
UT Health Houston
Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD, RDN, LD serves as Co-Director for the Center for Interprofessional Education at UTHealth in Houston. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She has published peer-reviewed articles, presented at national and global conferences, and mentored hundreds of students as they have matriculated through simulations, engaged in case competitions, participated in online and classroom coursework, and acted-argued-and-cried with Standardized Patients.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Sharing Our GEMS (Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Skills) in a Virtual Environment: Creating Confident Student Teams
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health disparities in certain populations, specifically where there are barriers created by technology or increased risk of exposure to the virus. Health inequity is most evident in the geriatric population where a combination of chronic disease, an inability to quickly assimilate the nuances of telemedicine, and social isolation have created measurable declines in functional status in many older patients.Four health universities in the Houston area saw this as an opportunity to train an interprofessional (IP) geriatrics workforce to provide team-based…