Debra L. Hamada, EdD, MA, RHIA

Debra L. Hamada, EdD, MA, RHIA

Chair, Health Informatics and Information Management Department, Assistant Professor

Dr. Debra Hamada is an assistant professor for Loma Linda University, teaching Information Systems Management in Healthcare for the Bachelor of Science in Health-Care Administration (BSHA) program. In addition to teaching in the BSHA program, Dr. Hamada teaches several courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration and Master of Science in Health Informatics programs. She also serves as the Chair for the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management.

Dr. Hamada spent eight years in health-care operations, managing in the areas of medical information, quality improvement, utilization review, case management and medical staff operations.  In 1992, Dr. Hamada began her career in academia, teaching as an adjunct faculty member until 2006, when she assumed a full-time teaching position. Dr. Hamada has volunteered in many capacities at national, state, and local associations.  Currently, she is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Dr. Hamada has published in professional journals and offered various educational presentations.  


  • EdD, University of Southern California
  • BA, Health Information Administration, The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota

Professional Certificates

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)