Faculty Profile for Dr. David Gibbs

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Dr. David Gibbs
Chair - Associate Professor — Dept of Health Informatics and Info Mgmt
Associate Professor — Dept of Health Information Management
NURS 204
phone: (512) 716-2826

Biography Section

Biography and Education

David Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CPHI, CHDA, CHPS, CISSP, FHIMSS, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Informatics & Information Management at Texas State University. He oversees a department of approximately seventeen full- and part-time faculty and staff members conducting research and delivering graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and on the Round Rock Campus. Dr. Gibbs earned a PhD in adult, professional, and community education, an MS in online teaching and learning, a BS in computer science, and a graduate certificate in applied biomedical informatics. His research targeting interprofessional health informatics education is published in scholarly journals and textbook chapters. He has served HIMSS, AMIA, AHIMA, TxHIMA, IEEE, and other professional organizations on a variety of national and local committees including the HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee, Professional Development Committee, Emerging Healthcare Leaders Task Force, and the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) International Task Force. He routinely presents at national and state conferences.

Dr. Gibbs transitioned to academia from corporate and government consulting in 2015 with over 30 years of experience in technical and leadership roles including federal healthcare information systems and solutions architecture. His consulting experience includes multi-year assignments with Hewlett Packard and Lockheed Martin in leadership roles supporting enterprise-level projects for the US Army Medical Information Technology Center, Defense Health Agency, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Security Complex. He previously was a visiting instructor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of the Pacific. For his significant and sustained professional contributions, scholarly achievements, and demonstrated leadership, Dr. Gibbs has been recognized as a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of HIMSS.

Research Interests

Interprofessional education, health informatics, health data analytics, healthcare cybersecurity, administration in higher education

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gibbs, D., Gibbs, K., & Hewitt, B. (2023). Health information management and physiotherapy faculty collaboration to discover the use of health informatics hiding in plain sight in an entry-level DPT program. Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ), 53(1), 34–40. https://doi.org/10.1177/18333583231194750
  • Tietze, M., McClanahan, C. T., & Gibbs, D. (2022). Chapter 30: Interprofessional Application of Health Information Technology in Education (invited, peer reviewed). In S. McBride & M. Tietze (Eds.), Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse, 3rd Edition. New York, NY: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1891/9780826185266.0030
  • Boysen, S. D. D., Hewitt, B. A., Gibbs, D. L., & McLeod, A. J. (2019). Refining the Threat Calculus of Technology Threat Avoidance Theory. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 45, 95–115. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04505
  • Lalani, K. H., & Gibbs, D. L. (2018). Relevance of Interprofessional Education (IPE) for HIM Professionals. Journal of American Health Information Management Association, 89(10), 18–23. Retrieved from http://bok.ahima.org/doc?oid=302603#.W9tv_ZNKhPa
  • Lieneck, C. H., Wang, T., Gibbs, D. L., Russian, C. J., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. H., & Ari, A. (2022). Interprofessional Education and Research in the Health Professions: A Systematic Review and Supplementary Topic Modeling. Education Sciences, 12(12). https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/educsci12120850

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, College of Health Professions. August 21, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Senior Member Status, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). October 18, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Fellow of HIMSS (FHIMSS), Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). September 27, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. December 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. November 8, 2019

Selected Grants

  • Gibbs, David L (Principal). Electronic Health Record Systems as a Platform for Interprofessional Education, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program (REP), Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 23, 2017, Funded: January 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018). Grant.
  • Gibbs, David L (Principal). Electronic Health Record Systems as a Platform for Interprofessional Education, Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP), Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1500. (Submitted: May 30, 2017, Funded: September 25, 2017 - September 15, 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Task Force (Invited)
October 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
HIMSS Global Conference & Exposition
June 2018-Present
Sector Chief
InfraGard Austin Healthcare and Public Health SIG
February 2018-Present
HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Task Force (Invited)
December 2020-December 2022
Reviewer / Referee
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
May 2019-December 2019