Dasantila Sherifi, Ph.D., joined DeVry University in 2005 as an associate professor and the Health Information Technology (HIT) program chair in Fort Washington, Pa. During that time, she led the HIT program through the accreditation process and assisted with its expansion in the Philadelphia area. Today, Sherifi teaches courses in HIT, business and health information management at DeVry. She also works as an English-Albanian interpreter for a local language services organization.
For the past 12 years, Sherifi has also served as the education committee chair and on eHealth initiatives for the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA), and as the president, treasurer and nominating committee chair for the local Southeast PHIMA. Additionally, she serves on the American Health Information Management Association Council for Excellence in Education Curriculum workgroup, responsible for providing feedback to update entry-level competencies for registered health information professionals nationwide.
Sherifi has spent more than a decade working in health care, first as a discharge analyst then as a quality management analyst. She also taught medical terminology at Gwynedd-Mercy College and business and marketing courses at Shkodra University in Albania, where she updated the business degree curriculum and wrote a chapter of a business administration textbook used at the university. She was an exam writer for various editions of the textbook Exploring Electronic Health Records and Medical Terminology, plus a book reviewer for the CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) Exam Success Review Guide, 2011-2014 editions.
Sherifi earned her Ph.D. in health services management with a specialization in public health policy from Walden University. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University, and an advanced management training degree from the University of Nebraska.
Title: Professor, College of Health Sciences