Kathy Trawick, EdD
Dr. Kathy C. Trawick, Ed.D, RHIA, FAHIMA is the Faculty Lead of the Health Information Management Department at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Health Information Management program. Dr. Trawick has expertise in higher education and in the allied health sciences. Her basic research interests with keywords under the ERIC database include higher educational administration effectiveness, institutional effectiveness, and student satisfaction. Dr. Trawick has been a practitioner for ten years in acute care facilities as well as an HIM educator and program chairman since 1999. Topics of instruction include healthcare statistics, legal issues, HIM systems and the EHR, health care management, quality improvement, and cancer registry principles. She has been a contributing author of texts in medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and computer systems for HIT. She authored the Statistics/Research chapter of the Cengage Learning Professional Review Guide’s RHIA-RHIT Exam Review from the years of 2006 until 2017. She has published articles in the AHIMA Journal and Advance as well as the Educational Perspectives in Health Information Management and the Mid-South Educational Research Association Proceedings as well as numerous presentations. She is a consultant to various types of healthcare facilities in Arkansas as well as the Polytechnic of Namibia in Wyndhoek, Namibia, Africa. In addition to holding offices at the state level in HIM and Cancer Registry associations, she has served on the CAHIIM Panel of Reviewers for HIT/HIA program accreditation since 2004. Dr. Kathy Trawick is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from the UAMS College of Health Professions and the UAMS Chancellor’s Teaching Award in 2011. She was also chosen as a 2013 Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).