Sue Evanchak


Sue Evanchak, RD, LDN

Nutrition Data Manager

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh PA


Current Roles

  • Nutrition Data Manager, UPMC
  • Nutrition Informatics Sub-Unit Committee Member, Clinical Nutrition Managers DPG
  • Nutrition Informatics DPG Awards Committee

Previous Roles

  • Nominating Committee Chair, Nutrition Informatics DPG, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2019 - 2021
  • Nutrition Informatics Committee Volunteer, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017-2020
  • Dietitian Coordinator, UPMC Shadyside
  • Administrative Assistant, UPMC Shadyside Dietetic Internship
  • Dietary Manager, Baldock Health Center

Career Path

I was never completely content as a traditional dietitian, but my work experience in clinical nutrition and food service set the stage for working in nutrition informatics. During planning for the diet order and ADT interface from our EHR to our foodservice software in 2006, I volunteered to handle the Computrition build and interface testing. I learned quickly that I loved how technology impacted the nutrition care of our patients. My position eventually grew into managing all Computrition software applications and implementation projects for the UPMC system. Since informatics impacts all areas of nutrition practice, I enjoy being active in all functional areas of our system Food & Nutrition Departments, leading informatics-related initiatives of our systemwide clinical nutrition, culinary and retail integration teams.


  • AMIA 10x10, Oregon Health & Sciences University and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetic Internship, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Penn State University

A Day in the Life

7:00 AM

Meet with Computrition Food & Nutrition Team to discuss what they plan to work on today. Determine priority items.

8:00 AM

Database maintenance and HL7 error troubleshooting.

9:00 AM

Work with Cerner and message router teams to test supplement interface from Cerner to Computrition.

11:00 AM

Monthly meeting with one of 20+ UPMC hospitals that utilize Computrition.

2:00 PM

Status meeting with Information Services Division (ISD) regarding our current multisite Computrition implementation project.

3:30 PM

Create work plan for tomorrow.