Tiffany C. Veinot, MLS, PhD is Associate Dean for Faculty at the School of Information, and Professor at the Schools of Information and Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is also a founding faculty member and former Director of the Master of Health Informatics Program at the University of Michigan. Her 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 70 published, peer-reviewed papers, and her published research has garnered eight “best paper” awards in the fields of health informatics, human-computer interaction, and information science. She has held over $9.8 million in extramural research funding as Principal Investigator, with funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Google Health, Michigan Institute on Clinical and Health Research (funded by the National Institutes of Health), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Veinot is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI). She has twice served as an Associate Chair for Health at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. She co-chaired a national Computing Community Consortium workshop on “Sociotechnical Interventions for Health Disparity reduction,” and a digital health equity-focused Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare Symposium at the AMIA annual meeting in 2020. She was also guest editor on a special focus issue of JAMIA entitled, “Health Informatics and Health Equity: Improving Our Reach and Impact.” Prior to completing her PhD, Dr. Veinot had more than ten years of managerial and professional experience in Canadian health-related nonprofit organizations. In recognition of her leadership in the nonprofit sector, she has received several awards, including being profiled in Who’s Who of Canadian Women.
Time dollars as alternative currency to address transportation scarcity within Detroit’s low-income communities People living in poverty have limited access to financial resources that permits economic exchange. In turn, this limits formal economic participation. Prior research has shown that alternative, local currency systems, used alongside national currency systems (like USD), can enhance local economies by helping people experiencing poverty initiate or participate in economically productive activities. In the […]