Deborah E. Seale, MA, PhD
Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Health Informatics and Information Management
Phone: (314) 977-8701
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration
Illinois State University
Master of Arts in Sociology
Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Texas Tech University
Dr. Seale is an Assistant Professor the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management at Saint Louis University. Deborah is responsible for teaching undergraduate research methods courses and graduate health informatics courses in strategic leadership and emerging technologies. Her research areas are in consumer health informatics and telehealth. She recently received a grant to study the health management practices of baby boomers as those practices relate to the management of health information, the patient-provider relationship, and the role of use of consumer health technologies. Deborah's dissertation was an organizational study on the requirements and competencies of work in university-based telehealth units. Dr. Seale received her PhD from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois in 2012 and her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in sociology are from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1980 and 1985.
Prior to joining Saint Louis University in 2011, Deborah led two telehealth units. She led development of a statewide telehealth program at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine from 2001 through 2010. Dr. Seale was at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston for 15 years where she worked in telehealth, educational outreach and research. She established a telehealth and distance education unit at UTMB and served as its interim director for two years. She worked in an educational outreach program (known as the East Texas Area Health Education Center) as a program evaluator, strategic planner, information technology specialist and assistant director. She joined UTMB as a biostatistician in a research office where she oversaw the collection, management, and analysis of data for research projects.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Fellow; National Assocation of Medical ExaminersAffiliate
Member; American Board of Medicolegal DeathInvestigators
Diplomat; Society of Medicolegal Death Investigators
Founding Member; American Society of Associations and the Center for Association Leadership
Capstone in Radiation Therapy
Clinical Practicum II
Broadband and electronic health systems adoption and use, especially telehealth; Linking workplace performance with educational learning outcomes in electronic health systems adoption and use; Organizational and human resource development in electronic health systems adoption and use; Program and outcome evaluation in electronic health systems adoption and use.