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Aerian Tatum CCS, CPHIMS, D.B.A., M.S., RHIA

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Assistant Professor
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2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216


Dr. Aerian Tatum is an Assistant HIM Professor at Coppin State University (CSU) in Baltimore, Maryland.  Here she teaches the competencies necessary to assist students with learning the pillars of the health information profession. She advises and mentors students, sits on several committees, and plans events to persist with life-long learning. 

Dr. Tatum holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus.  She holds three professional credentials, the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). 

Dr. Tatum is also a current member of the local and national chapters of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She is a current delegate for the state association and served as director during 2019.  

Dr. Tatum has been a coding consultant for more than 20 years, coding and auditing every record type. She has also functioned as a business associate, project manager, and technical developer. 


McIver, K. and Tatum, A. Measuring incubator success during a global pandemic: A rapid evidence assessment (September 10, 2020). The Tenth International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship, Available at SSRN: or

Tatum, A. (2020). Invite students to skip the unemployment line: How health information management education programs can increase employability with support from him stakeholders. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 5(1), 17-33.

Lucas, C; Chew, R;  Nance, J; Baumgartner, P; Thissen, R; Plotner, D; Carr, C; Tatum, A. (2021). Machine learning for medical coding in health care surveys: an assessment of multilabel classification of reason for visit, cause of injury, and diagnosis coding from verbatim text for the NHAMCS-ED 2016-17 survey.

Tatum, A. (2021). The relationship between college curricula and the expectations of those who hire college graduates. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland Global Campus]. ProQuest. AerianTatum_CurriculaDevelopmentHigherEd_DissertationJune30,2021[26884].pdf

Leadership Roles

Vice-Chair, Counsel of Univesity Systems Faculty


Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), University of Maryland Global Campus, 2021
Masters in Healthcare Administration and Informatics, University of Maryland Global Campus, 2016
Bachelors in Health Information Management, East Carolina University, 2001

Professional Activities

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Maryland Health Information Management Association

Expertise and Research Interests

Healthcare Informatics, Clinical Classification Systems (ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS), Organization and Management, Emotional Intelligence/Soft Skills/Interpersonal Skills

Honors and awards

Excellence in Service Award 2021


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