Faculty Profile for Dr. Danette Myers

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Dr. Danette Myers
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 HIM Seminar courses taken by the seniors during their internship semester.

After 14 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 dissertation and focused study was the communication strategies used/ preferred by older Black women during their healthcare encounters.

Currently I am a Clinical Assistant Professor with the primary teaching areas of Principles of Management, Information Governance, Medical terminology, and the HIM seminar course.

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

  • 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 Hospitals:  What they are and how they work.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by a student as having contributed significantly to her Academic Career. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor awarded by the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. April 1, 2014

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