Faculty | M.S. Health Informatics

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Position: Asst Prof/Chair/Dir,Hlth Infor
Department: Masters- Health Informatics
Phone: (218) 625-4892
E-Mail: dmarc@css.edu
  • 2006 - B.S. in Biology and Psychology - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • 2011 - Masters of Biological Science - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • 2016 - PhD in Health Informatics - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

David Marc is an assistant professor and the chair and health informatics graduate program director in the health informatics and information management department. Currently, Dr. Marc teaches courses on healthcare data analytics and research. Dr. Marc has a master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in health informatics from the University of Minnesota. He also holds a certification as a health data analyst (CHDA). Dr. Marc has extensive experience working with large healthcare datasets and analytical procedures.  Dr. Marc is an active member of AMIA, AHIMA, and HIMSS and serves on various committees and taskforces within these professional organizations. Prior to working for St. Scholastica, Dr. Marc was employed at a biotech company where he applied a myriad of analytic approaches to investigate the predictive value of biomarkers for psychiatric diseases. 

Dr. Marc's research interests include the evaluation of health informatics and information management workforce needs and the assessment and development of public data registries. Recent publications include:

Edited Textbooks

  • Marc, David and Ryan Sandefer (Eds.) (2015). Data analytics in healthcare research: Tools and Strategies. Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press.

Peer- Reviewed Publications 

  • Khairat, Saif, David Marc, William Crosby, & Ali Al Sanousi (2018). Reasons For Physicians Not Adopting Clinical Decision Support Systems: Critical Analysis. JMIR medical informatics6(2).
  • Althea Mathews & David Marc (2017). Usability Evaluation of Laboratory Information Systems. Journal of Pathology Informatics, 8.
  • Marc, David, James Beattie, Vitaly Herasevich, Laël Gatewood, and Rui Zhang (2016). Assessing metadata quality of a federally sponsored health data repository. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 864-873.
  • Khairat, Saif, Ryan Sandefer, David Marc & Lee Pyles. (2016). A review of biomedical and health informatics education: A workforce training framework. Journal of Hospital Administration, 5,5.
  • Just, Beth, David Marc, Megan Munns & Ryan Sandefer. (2016). Why patient matching Is a challenge: Research on Master Patient Index (MPI) data discrepancies in key identifying fields. Perspectives in Health Information Management 13 (Spring).
  • Marc, David, Rui Zhang, James Beattie, Laël Gatewood, and Saif Khairat (2015). Indexing Publicly Available Health Data with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): An Evaluation of Term Coverage. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 216, 529-33.
  • Sandefer, Ryan, David Marc, and Paul Kleeberg (2015). Meaningful Use Attestations Among US Hospitals: The Growing Rural-Urban Divide. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 1-10.

Trade Journals Publications

  • Marc, David, & Janet Robertson, Leslie Gordon, Zakevia Green-Lawson, David Gibbs, Kayce Dover & Michelle Dougherty. (2017). What the data says about HIM professional trends. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, 88(5),5, 24-31.
  • Weinberg, Jason, Stephanie Peterson, David Marc, & Sandefer, Ryan. (2015). Aligning computer-assisted coding and information governance efforts. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, 86(10), 36-40.
  • Sandefer, Ryan, David Marc, Desla Mancilla, & Debra Hamada. (2015). Survey Predicts Future HIM Workforce Shifts: HIM Industry Estimates the Job Roles, Skills Needed in the Near Future. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, 86(7), 32-35.
  • Sandefer, Ryan H, Dilhari DeAlmeida, Michelle Dougherty, Desla Mancilla, David Marc. (2014). Keeping Current in the Electronic Era: Data Age Transforming HIM’s Mandatory Workforce Competencies. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, 85(11), 38-44.


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