Faculty members in the Department of Health Management and Informatics have interests and expertise in most every area of contemporary research related to health care.

Research Interests

Barbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou, Ph.D., J.D., B.A.

  • substance use disorder treatment
  • informed consent
  • information dissemination

Mark Bush, DHA., M.B.A.,

  • Long-term care
  • Healthcare Finance

Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D., M.S.W.

  • Long-term care
  • aging
  • quality of care
  • disparities
  • implementation and dissemination of innovations

Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Ph.D.

  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • health care workforce
  • health care informatics
  • health information exchange

Thomas Falen, DHSc, M.A., RHIA

  • medical coding systems
  • quality management in health care
  • electronic surveillance systems to prevent hospital acquired conditions (HACs) -

Myron Fottler, Ph.D., M.B.A.

  • health care human resources management
  • health care customer service and marketing
  • retail medicine
  • health care strategic management
  • health reform
  • medical tourism

Meghan Gabriel

  • health informatics
  • Value Of Health IT

Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D.

  • Decision Support Systems for Healthcare
  • Semantic Web Technology
  • Software Engineering Healthcare Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Education Enhancement Systems

Su-I Hou, Ph.D, C.P.H., M.C.H.E.S., R.N.

  • Cancer prevention and screening promotion
  • HIV/AIDS behavioral research
  • eHealth communication and promotion
  • Healthy aging in place
  • Community-based health promotion programs for older adults
  • Guided autobiography for older adults and caregivers

Aaron Liberman, Ph.D., L.H.R.M.

  • Health Care Risk Management
  • strategic planning
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Management

Xinliang "Albert" Liu, Ph.D.

  • quality of care
  • Complications following surgical procedures
  • health finance
  • ambulatory surgery centers
  • health insurers
  • research methods

Donna Malvey, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.

  • retail medicine and retail medicine clinics
  • electronic records and private sector initiatives
  • health care leadership
  • health care strategy
  • health care unions
  • health care reform
  • mobile health technologies
  • health care human resources management

Alice Noblin, Ph.D., RHIA, CCS

  • Personal health records (PHR)
  • Electronic health records (EHR)
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • patient engagement
  • health literacy

Dawn Oetjen, Ph.D., M.H.A.

  • leadership
  • health care "customer" satisfaction (patient
  • decision-making
  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • ethics

Reid Oetjen, Ph.D.

  • health care leadership
  • geriatric and long-term care
  • health care quality
  • cultural competency
  • human resources

Bernardo Ramirez, M.D., MBA

  • global health care management
  • quality and health care outcomes
  • health management education/training

Dr. Timothy Rotarius, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.B.A.

  • health care strategy
  • health care reform
  • health care finance
  • health care management

Lynn Unruh, Ph.D., RN, LHRM

  • nurse staffing and patient outcomes in hospitals and nursing homes
  • measuring nurse staffing
  • improving the nursing work environment
  • assessing and forecasting healthcare workforce supply and demand
  • the global healthcare workforce
  • impact of globalization on health

Amanda Walden, M.S.H.S.A, RHIA, CHDA

  • Medical Records
  • EHR
  • Privacy

Thomas Wan, Ph.D., M.H.S.

  • health services management research
  • outcomes evaluation
  • health informatics
  • long-term care research
  • gerontological health
  • policy informatics research
  • Population health science

Lawrence West, Ph.D., M.B.A.

  • geographic information systems
  • information economics
  • decision support systems
  • electronic commerce
  • government information systems

Current/Recent Grants

Decision Support System Extracting the ICD 10 Coding Semantics
PI: Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D.
$112,197, 7/5/2017-12/18/2018
Tenosar Corporation

Prenatal Care Access and Quality Among Undocumented Women
PI: Danielle Atkins, Ph.D.
$10,000, 1/1/2017-12/31/2017

Extending the Features of Strategic Resource Tool
PI: Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D.
$5,783, 7/5/2017-9/30/2017
Tenosar Corporation

Evans CMS Evaluation
PI: Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D. (with Co-PI Vanessa Lopez-Littleton)
$40,000, 1/1/2015-8/31/2017
Children’s Home Society of Florida

Building the General Computational Model for Identifying Emotional Behavior
PI: Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D.
$5,000, 2/14/2017-5/8/2017
Tenosar Corporation

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