Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA

Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, is an associate professor and the associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics in Houston, TX. She is responsible for their graduate certificates, master’s degree, and doctoral degree programs. Innovations introduced by Dr. Fenton include a writing assessment, as well as a career day and etiquette dinner for students. Dr. Fenton currently serves as PI on a $1 million ONC curriculum development and training grant. She has served as PI for a $5.4 million university-based training grant from the Office of the National Coordinator and a $900,000, two-year health IT workforce research and training grant from the Texas Governor’s Office. Dr. Fenton received the AHIMA Triumph Award for Research in 2012. Dr. Fenton also serves as the president of the Texas Health Information Management Association and the Chair for the AHIMA Council on Excellence in Education. Dr. Fenton earned her BS in health information management (HIM) from the University of Texas Medical Branch, an MBA from the University of Houston, and her PhD in health services research from Texas A&M.