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Director of Academic and Workforce Development, AHIMA

Dr. Christi Lower PhD, CAE, RHIA, FAHIMA


Dr. Christi Lower PhD, CAE, RHIA, FAHIMA, is the Director of Academic and Workforce Development for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Dr. Lower leads the strategic alignment of continuing education, professional training, and academic curriculum, including innovative program development to advocate for and accelerate the adoption of personalized professional learning pathways.  

Christi has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management & Marketing, and Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. Her research interests include organizational development, teaching and learning, leadership, mentoring, professional development, experiential learning, and competency-based practices. 

With over 25 years of experience in healthcare, academia, and leadership, Dr. Lower has been recognized as an AHIMA Fellow for her significant and sustained contributions to the health information profession.