Faculty Profile for Dr. Danette L Myers

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Dr. Danette L Myers
Assistant Professor — Dept of Health Informatics and Info Mgmt
Assistant Professor — Dept of Health Information Management
SON 204
phone: (512) 716-2846

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas now known as Texas State University. I worked in the HIM field for about four years transitioning to the Facility Privacy Officer at South Austin Hospital in Austin, Texas. During that time, I earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). In 2006, I joined the Texas State HIM Department with primary areas of teaching in HIM Department Management and Medical Terminology. I later became the lead faculty in the HIM Practicum and Seminar courses taken by the seniors during their internship semester. I hold a certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

After 16 years of teaching, as well as being involved in student advising and leadership development here at Texas State University State, I earned my doctorate degree in Adult Professional Community Education (August 2019). My research interest and focus study explored the communication strategies used/ preferred by older Black women during their healthcare encounters. Future research includes the impact/ influence of healthcare literacy of this population as life-long learners.

Currently I am an Assistant Professor and the BSHIM Program Director with continued teaching, service, and research responsibilities.

Teaching Interests

Teaching leadership and management skills of future HIM professionals.

Research Interests

* Explore and identify better communication strategies utilized by healthcare professionals when serving the elderly/older generation (women).
* Healthcare literacy.
* Implementing research findings into the classroom curriculum to prepare/develop future healthcare professionals.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gonzales, J. F., Hudgins, A. M., Myers, D. L., Tufano, V. E., Russian, C. J., & Trad, M. L. (n.d.). An Examination of a Student’s Academic GRIT and Mental Wellness Throughout the Advancement of a Health Care Based Program. Respiratory Care, 68(10). Retrieved from https://rc.rcjournal.com/content/68/Suppl_10/3951302
  • Hudgins, A. M., Gonzales, J. F., Myers, D. L., Tufano, V. E., Russian, C. J., & Trad, M. L. (n.d.). An Examination of Academic GRIT and Personality Traits of Newly Admitted Respiratory Care Students. Respiratory Care, 68(10). Retrieved from https://rc.rcjournal.com/content/68/Suppl_10/3951376
  • Myers, D. L., & Trad, M. L. (2021). Narraties of Older Black Women Communicating with Health Care Professionals. Radiation Therapist, 30(1), 8–18.
  • Myers, D. L. (2012). Health Information Management. In In Hospitals:  What they are and how they work.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR), Tx State BSHIM Program. April 15, 2022 - August 25, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2022 Chair's Appreciation Award, HIM Department. August 23, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions 2021 College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities., Health Professions. August 2020 - August 20, 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by a student as having contributed significantly to her Academic Career. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by a student as having contributed significantly to her Academic Career. 2017

Selected Grants

  • Myers, Danette L (Principal), Moczygemba, Jacqueline A (Co-Principal), Katailiha, Yashwant (Supporting), Hewitt, Barbara (Principal). Exploring the Impact of AI on Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare, Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals, State Professional Organization, $1500. (Submitted: April 30, 2024). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

BSHIM Program Director
BSHIM Program Director
January 16, 2022-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Women of Gold Student Organization
August 2019-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
HIM Student Organization Advisor
Faculty Senator
Faculty Senator College of Health Professions
June 2021-May 2022
Texas State University Ombudsperson Interview Committee
April 6, 2022-April 6, 2022