TitleAdjunct Associate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address1504 TAUB LOOP
Houston, TX 77030
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    Mayo Clinic, Jax, FloridaRD06/2001Nutrition
    Michigan State, E Lansing, MichiganDO05/2008Medicine
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TexasMPH06/2010Global Health
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas06/2009Medicine Internship
    Henry Ford , Detroit, Michigan12/2011Medicine Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas10/2016Fellowship, Primary Care Research

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    Dr. Vaughan is a physician at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) in the Department of Medicine, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine. Her primary interest is improving diabetes care for resource-poor populations by utilizing Community Health Workers (CHWs) and telehealth support. Dr. Vaughan’s career interest was prompted by international experiences as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and during medicine training. This interest started more than 25 years ago during work in Central and South America with her observations that locals often produced nutritious foods at their farms but lacked the knowledge of the necessity to consume these products. This led to becoming a RD. As a RD, Dr. Vaughan observed medical needs beyond nutrition as she worked with resource-poor minorities in urban US sites. This resulted in pursing her medical degree. As a physician Dr. Vaughan spent time working in Thane, India, Kijabe, Kenya, and Texas border towns. These experiences introduced her to value or CHWs and telehealth and their great potential to improve low-income healthcare.

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    K23DK110341     (VAUGHAN, ELIZABETH)Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2022
    Technology to improve the health of resource-poor Hispanics with diabetes
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DK129474     (VAUGHAN, ELIZABETH)Sep 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2026
    Evaluating telementoring to initiate a multidimensional diabetes program for Latino(a)s in community clinics: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Maitra NS, Mahtta D, Navaneethan S, Vaughan EM, Kochar A, Gulati M, Levine GN, Petersen LA, Virani SS. A Mistake Not to Be Repeated: What Can We Learn from the Underutilization of Statin Therapy for Efficient Dissemination of Cardioprotective Glucose Lowering Agents? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2022 06; 24(6):689-698. PMID: 35352278.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Al Rifai M, Vaughan EM, Abushamat LA, Lee M, Ramsey DJ, Gupta K, Navaneethan SD, Virani SS. Correlates of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist Use Among Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (from the Department of Veterans Affairs). Am J Cardiol. 2022 06 01; 172:7-10. PMID: 35305783.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Vaughan EM, Johnson E, Naik AD, Amspoker AB, Balasubramanyam A, Virani SS, Ballantyne CM, Johnston CA, Foreyt JP. Long-Term Effectiveness of the TIME Intervention to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Low-Income Settings: a 2-Year Follow-Up. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Feb 07. PMID: 35132555.
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    4. Mahtta D, Ramsey DJ, Lee MT, Chen L, Al Rifai M, Akeroyd JM, Vaughan EM, Matheny ME, Santo KRDE, Navaneethan SD, Lavie CJ, Birnbaum Y, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Utilization Rates of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and Their Facility-Level Variation Among Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: Insights From the Department of Veterans Affairs. Diabetes Care. 2022 02 01; 45(2):372-380. PMID: 35015080.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Elhussein A, Anderson A, Bancks MP, Coday M, Knowler WC, Peters A, Vaughan EM, Maruthur NM, Clark JM, Pilla S. Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the use of newer diabetes medications in the Look AHEAD study. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022 Feb; 6. PMID: 35291207.
      Citations: 2     
    6. Al Rifai M, Mahtta D, Vaughan EM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Letter to the Editor: Temporal Changes in Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence by Race/Ethnicity and Medicaid Expansion: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Popul Health Manag. 2022 02; 25(1):141-142. PMID: 34374582.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Vaughan EM, Naik AD, Amspoker AB, Johnston CA, Landrum JD, Balasubramanyam A, Virani SS, Ballantyne CM, Foreyt JP. Mentored implementation to initiate a diabetes program in an underserved community: a pilot study. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2021 08; 9(1). PMID: 34385148.
      Citations: 1     Translation:Humans
    8. Vaughan EM, Cardenas VJ, Moreno JP. A student-directed curriculum to break barriers in nutrition education. Journal of Postdoctoral Research. 2021.
    9. Vaughan EM, Cully JA, Petersen NJ, Hundt NE, Kunik ME, Zeno DD, Naik AD. Testing the Impact of a Collaborative, Goal-Setting, and Behavioral Telehealth Intervention on Diabetes Distress: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Telemed J E Health. 2022 01; 28(1):84-92. PMID: 33728989.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Bancks MP, Chen H, Balasubramanyam A, Bertoni AG, Espeland MA, Kahn SE, Pilla S, Vaughan E, Wagenknecht LE. Type 2 Diabetes Subgroups, Risk for Complications, and Differential Effects Due to an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention. Diabetes Care. 2021 05; 44(5):1203-1210. PMID: 33707304.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Jain V, Al Rifai M, Lee MT, Kalra A, Petersen LA, Vaughan EM, Wong ND, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Racial and Geographic Disparities in Internet Use in the U.S. Among Patients With Hypertension or Diabetes: Implications for Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19. Diabetes Care. 2021 01; 44(1):e15-e17. PMID: 33139408.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    
    12. Keegan CN, Johnston CA, Cardenas VJ, Vaughan EM. Evaluating the Impact of Telehealth-Based, Diabetes Medication Training for Community Health Workers on Glycemic Control. J Pers Med. 2020 Sep 11; 10(3). PMID: 32932865.
      Citations: 2     
    13. Patel TA, Johnston CA, Cardenas VJ, Vaughan EM. Utilizing Telemedicine for Group Visit Provider Encounters: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study. Int J Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020; 1(1):1-6. PMID: 32984864.
    14. Vaughan EM, Hyman DJ, Naik AD, Samson SL, Razjouyan J, Foreyt JP. A Telehealth-supported, Integrated care with CHWs, and MEdication-access (TIME) Program for Diabetes Improves HbA1c: a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 02; 36(2):455-463. PMID: 32700217.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Espeland MA, Gaussoin SA, Bahnson J, Vaughan EM, Knowler WC, Simpson FR, Hazuda HP, Johnson KC, Munshi MN, Coday M, Pi-Sunyer X. Impact of an 8-Year Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on an Index of Multimorbidity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 10; 68(10):2249-2256. PMID: 33267558.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Vaughan EM, Rueda JJ, Samson SL, Hyman DJ. Reducing the Burden of Diabetes Treatment: A Review of Low-cost Oral Hypoglycemic Medications. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2020; 16(8):851-858. PMID: 32026779.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Cheskin LJ, Dutton GR, Gee M, Gaussoin SA, Knowler WC, Rejeski WJ, Wadden TA, Yanovski SZ, Foreyt JP. Symptom prevalence differences of depression as measured by BDI and PHQ scales in the Look AHEAD study. Obes Sci Pract. 2020 Feb; 6(1):28-38. PMID: 32128240.
      Citations: 2     
    18. Naik AD, Hundt NE, Vaughan EM, Petersen NJ, Zeno D, Kunik ME, Cully JA. Effect of Telephone-Delivered Collaborative Goal Setting and Behavioral Activation vs Enhanced Usual Care for Depression Among Adults With Uncontrolled Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 08 02; 2(8):e198634. PMID: 31390035.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Vaughan EM, Naik AD, Lewis CM, Foreyt JP, Samson SL, Hyman DJ. Telemedicine Training and Support for Community Health Workers: Improving Knowledge of Diabetes. Telemed J E Health. 2020 02; 26(2):244-250. PMID: 30839244.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA, Arlinghaus KR, Hyman DJ, Foreyt JP. A Narrative Review of Diabetes Group Visits in Low-Income and Underserved Settings. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2019; 15(5):372-381. PMID: 30421682.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA, Hyman DJ, Hernandez DC, Hemmige V, Foreyt JP. Dual Therapy Appears Superior to Monotherapy for Low-Income Individuals With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes. J Prim Care Community Health. 2017 Oct; 8(4):305-311. PMID: 29216790.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Moreira T, Hernandez DC, Scott CW, Murillo R, Vaughan EM, Johnston CA. Susto, Coraje, y Fatalismo: Cultural-Bound Beliefs and the Treatment of Diabetes Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Hispanics. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2018 Jan; 12(1):30-33. PMID: 29541008.
      Citations: 8     
    23. Moreno JP, Vézina-Im LA, Vaughan EM, Baranowski T. Impact of child summertime obesity interventions on body mass index, and weight-related behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open. 2017 Oct 22; 7(10):e017144. PMID: 29061614.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA, Cardenas VJ, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP. Integrating CHWs as Part of the Team Leading Diabetes Group Visits: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study. Diabetes Educ. 2017 12; 43(6):589-599. PMID: 29047326.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Reesor L, Vaughan EM, Hernandez DC, Johnston CA. Addressing Outcomes Expectancies in Behavior Change. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2017 Nov; 11(6):430-432. PMID: 29302249.
      Citations: 8     
    26. Vaughan EM, Moreno JP, Hyman D, Chen TA, Foreyt JP. Efficacy of oral versus insulin therapy for newly diagnosed diabetes in low-income settings. Arch Gen Intern Med. 2017; 1(2):17-22. PMID: 29517061.
      Citations: 1     
    27. Moreno JP, Vaughan EM, Hernandez D, Cameron RT, Foreyt JP, Johnston CA. The impact of acculturation level on weight status and weight outcomes in Hispanic children. The Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2016; 4(3):582-589.
    28. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA. Weight loss versus behavioral change in clinical practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2015; 4(9):272-274.
    29. Vaughan EM, Moreno JP, Johnston CA. Creating Behavioral vacuums: Interplay between physical activity and sedentary behaviors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2015; 6(9):409-411.
    30. Johnston CA, Vaughan EM, Moreno JP. The difficulty of prevention: A behavioral perspective. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2015; 1(10).
    31. Vaughan EM, Moreno JP, Johnston CA. . Utilizing the One-minute Preceptor for Patient Education. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2014; 3(9):224-226.
    32. Vaughan EM, Cardenas VC, Keiser P. The Impact of Nutrition on HIV-positive adults in Kenya. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research. 2013; 12(4):1-6.
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