James Langabeer, PhD, named new Vice Chair of Population Health

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating James Langabeer, PhD as the new Vice Chair of Population Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Langabeer is internationally recognized for quality and outcomes research in emergency medicine. His largest funded programs have been in emergency cardiovascular care, stroke, EMS, and now acute substance use—all areas at the intersection of emergency medicine and population health.  He orchestrated the scientific development of the Caruth Cardiovascular System (the Dallas STEMI system of care with more than 28,000 patients) and has led such projects as ETHAN (Emerency Tele-health and Navigation with the Houston Fire Department), the regional health information exchange (Greater Houston Healthconnect), and HEROES (the Houston ER Opioid System). He has received more than $26 million in extramural funding based on the core principles of interdisciplinary collaboration, community partnerships, and grand visions for care innovation. A newly-named Fellow at the American Heart Association, he is associate editor of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine and is the national Chair of AHA’s Ambulatory Quality Committee.

We are excited as Dr. Langabeer will continue to bridge the UTHealth School of Bioinformatics with the McGovern Medical School.  He will be working closely with our EM faculty and trainees as we catalyze our McGovern Medical School-UTHealth Department of Emergency Medicine translational research programs.