College of Health Sciences
Dr. Odia has been in the field of health information management, informatics and technology for more than twenty years. He is a member of the United States Uniformed Services with services in the United States Army and currently in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service holding the rank of Captain. He has held multiple positions of increasing responsibilities across many agencies. Currently assigned to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as Technical Director, Data & Systems Group. He led the states and territorial Medicaid programs transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. He is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and holds an active licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Odia is a graduate of the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives and one of the 2015 recipients of the highly competitive National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Informatics Fellowship. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including two United States Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medals, two U.S Army Commendation Medals, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator’s Award (the agency’s highest) and Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service. He presents frequently at conferences nationally and internationally and has published in the Journal of American Health Information Management.