New Brighton, MN, August 15, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Joanne D. Valerius of New Brighton, Minnesota has been recognized as a Lifetime Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding achievements and high level of success for over 35 years in the field of education.
About Joanne D. Valerius, PH.D., MPH, RHIA
Dr. Valerius was the Director of the Health Information Management (HIM) Graduate Program at Oregon Health & Science University and currently teaches in the clinical Informatics track. She created a program combining Health Information Management concepts with Clinical Informatics. Dr. Valerius has over 20 years’ experience in equity and inclusion projects and currently co-chairs the OHSU Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology Department’s diversity committee. She managed accreditation activities for programs, develops curriculum, curriculum mapping and teaches courses in clinical informatics such as Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Consumer Health Informatics, and Business of Health Care Informatics. Dr. Valerius is responsible for consulting and training with presentations nationally and internationally, focusing on collaboration to improve the lives of those with disabilities, workforce development and human resource development. She has published articles and contributed to textbooks related to HIM and serves as an educational consultant in HIM and Health Informatics. She uses poetry for healing purposes.
Dr. Valerius also serves as a Diversity Consultant at Hypatia, formerly known as the International Institute of Interracial Interaction (INTER-RACE), since January 1995 where she is responsible for developing and teaching diversity workshops and writing grant proposals.
The Health Information Triumph Award for Educators was presented to Dr. Valerius in 2014. She received the AHIMA Distinguished Member Award for the Minnesota Health Information Management Association in 2002. Dr. Valerius is affiliated with the American Health Information Management Association and the International Health Information Management Association. She serves on a committee of the World Health Organization.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Valerius obtained a M.P.H. in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Education in 2014, both from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She received her Bachelor degree in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and mysteries.
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