Positions

Overview

  • Midge Ray, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and an Associate Scientist in the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center . She has Master’s degrees in both nursing and education and a PhD in Health Behavior. Dr. Ray currently teaches in the Master of Science (MS) in Health Care Quality and Safety Program and Health Informatics Program. Course responsibilities include Integrative HQS Capstone Experience, HI Capstone Projects, Healthcare Requirements Analysis, and HQS Population Health. As investigator, her research has included using technology in health behavior change (tobacco cessation in medical and dental practices), safe medication use, and medication adherence in primary care practices. Dr. Ray is also an investigator in research on hospital acquired infections project and factors associated with nursing home performance. Dr. Ray is a subject matter expert in ICD-9-CM, CPT, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding systems. She has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and as author of book chapters. She has been a co-author on two different manuscripts that received the Distinguished Paper Awards from American Medical Informatics Association. She is also the Faculty Coordinator for the implementation of the UAB Profiles tool and instrumental in the development of Scholars at UAB which is a public profile of UAB faculty. Dr. Ray currently serves on the UAB Tobacco Cessation for Patients Initiative and the UAB Distinguished Professor and University Professor Review Committees and has served on the UAB Athletics Advisory Board, Student Athletic Opportunity and Welfare Subcommittee, SHP Strategic Planning Committee and School of Health Professions Faculty Affairs Committee.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Cost implications of human and automated follow-up in ambulatory careAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  20:SP531-SP540. 2014
    2008 Effect of racial differences on ability to afford prescription medicationsAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  65:2137-2143. 2008

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Health Care Systems.  1-38. 2016
    2012 Health Care Systems.  2-41. 2012
    2007 Health Care Systems.  2-41. 2007
    2001 Health Care Systems.  2-47. 2001
    1997 Gynecological diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 1997
    1996 Health Care Systems.  2-45. 1996
    1993 Assisting in Gynecology and Obstetrics 1993

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Ray's interest in research includes health behavior changes including tobacco cessation, medication adherence, and safe medication use. In addition, her research includes hospital acquired C. diff infections and factors affecting nursing home quality.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant 2014 - 2016
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Ray teaches in the Master of Science (MS) in Health Informatics Program and the MS in Healthcare Quality and Safety Program. She teaches an introductory course for data analytics students (HI 660) and two of the capstone project courses (MSHI 654/664). In Healthcare Quality and Safety she works with students on their Capstone projects (HQS 698). In addition she is an advisor for students in Health Services Administration.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HQS678 - Spec Topics in HQS (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HRP410 - Honors Research Project (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Research Project (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI654 - Dir HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HI664 - Dir Data Analytics Dsgn Proj (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP402 - Honors Seminar II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP401 - Honors Seminar I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP402 - Honors Seminar II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HRP401 - Honors Seminar I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM615 - Dev of the Comp Elec Hlth Rcd (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM615 - Dev of the Comp Elec Hlth Rcd (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM615 - Dev of the Comp Elec Hlth Rcd (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Midge Ray