Dr. Melvin Seale is Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He earned a Doctor of Health Science from A.T. Still University, where his dissertation focused on identifying barriers to interoperability and implementation of electronic health record systems within ambulatory care facilities. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Marygrove College and a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. Dr. Seale is a Registered Health Information Administrator and is certified in Clinical Coding Classification Systems (e.g., ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS).
Before arriving to UMD, Dr. Seale served as Manager of Healthcare Quality & Compliance for the CVS Health Corporation and Director of the Health Information Management program at Gordon State College. In addition, he developed curriculum for the Master of Health Informatics program at The University of Findlay and was an instructor in a joint Healthcare Administration program between Colorado State University and Saudi Electronic University in Saudi Arabia. His research interests include the impact of health informatics and telemedicine on improving population health outcomes. Dr. Melvin Seale understands the importance of health information technology and its role in managing chronic diseases, creating evidence-based practices, and eliminating health disparities.