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Darla Branda, EdD, RHIA

Darla Branda, EdD, RHIA

Lead Faculty

College
College of Arts and Sciences
Field
Health Care

Education

  • EdD, Organizational Leadership

    Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX 2021

  • MA, Higher Education

    Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, 1997

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Biography

Dr. Darla Branda joined the University of Arizona Global Campus in 2022 and serves as the Program Director and Lead Faculty in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program. She holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Abilene Christian University, a Master of Education in Higher Education and a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from Saint Louis University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Park University. She has dedicated her life's work to educating health information management (HIM) students for over 25 years; and leading programs for eight years. Her research interests center on professional practice experience and preceptor training. Dr. Branda is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Missouri Health Information Management Association (MOHIMA), and the Mid- Missouri Health Information Management Association (MMHIMA), and the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

Dr. Branda is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and has over 30 years of experience in the profession. Dr. Branda started off her career working in a level-one trauma facility in the Midwest. She served as a medical coder, peer review coordinator, and supervisor. Additionally, she served as an HIM consultant focusing on coding and registry work in Northern California. She is a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, where she specialized in Early Warning Systems Operations and served on a remote tour in Iceland. Dr. Branda resides with her family in Columbia, Missouri.

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