Robert James Campbell, EdD, CPEHR, CPHIMS

Associate Professor, Health Services and Information Management
4340M Health Sciences Building
College of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Campbell has been a member of the College of Allied Health Sciences since 2007. Dr. Campbell enjoys designing instruction that facilitates student learning, and examining the impact that health information technology has on the cognitive processes of the health care professional.


  • Ed.D., Instructional Design and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 1999
  • MS, Library Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • BS, Bethany College, Politics and Public Policy, 1986

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • COHE 6410: Electronic Health Records
  • COHE 6480: Health Data Structures
  • HSMA 4010: Health Information Management

Research Interests

  • The impact of technology on the cognitive processes of health care professionals.

Teaching Interests

Change Management, Instructional Design, and Health Information Technology.

Selected Works


Campbell, R. J. (Volume 84, Issue 11, 2013). Step inside the physician’s head. EHRs can enhance a physician’s cognitive processing and eliminate diagnostic errors, with some HIM led changes. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Campbell, R. J. (Volume 84, Issue 10, 2013). The Five Rights of Clinical Decision Support: CDS Tools Helpful for Meeting Meaningful Use. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Campbell, R. J. (Volume 84, Issue 2, 2013). Defining Health Informatics. Journal of American Health Information Management Association.


Campbell, R. J. (2015, July). Teaching HL7 2.x and Clinical Document Architecture Skills to Students in a Health Data Structures Course. Presented at the 2015 Assembly on Education Symposium/Faculty Development Institute. Austin, Texas.

Books/Book Chapters

Campbell, R.J. The Electronic Health Record and the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselor. In The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference. Irmo Marini and Mark Stebnicki. Springer Publishing Company. 2015.

Grants and Contracts

Velde, B. and Campbell, R.J. (2011). The Jean Mills Health Symposium. Grant was funded by the Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation Community Benefits and Health Initiatives Grant. Amount Funded: $5,500.

Sasnett, B. & Campbell, R. J. (2010). Health Professional Education: Venue for Collaboration and Community Service. Funded by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Amount: $12, 500.

Honors and Awards

  • Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011). East Carolina University
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (2009). East Carolina University

Service Activities and Memberships

  • Instructor, Pitt County Literacy Council
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • Health Level 7

Professional Experience

  • Professional Soccer Player, Cleveland Force, Major Indoor Soccer League (October 1986-January 1988)
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, University of Pittsburgh, PA (September 1988-November 1991)
  • Reference Librarian, Duquesne University Library, Pittsburgh (August 1989-March 1994)
  • Manager, Information Technology, Duquesne University Library, Pittsburgh, PA (April 1994-June 1999)
  • Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pa (July 1999-June 2007)
  • Associate Professor, College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (July 2007-present).