Godwin Odia holds the rank of Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Prior to transferring to the USPHS, he served in the United States Army Reserve and the United States Army. His past professional experience include several Health Information Management positions with the U.S. Army in the United States and in the Middle East, Director of Health Information Management, Electronic Health Record Implementation Specialist, Privacy Officer and Health Record Consultant with the Indian Health Service both at its Maryland headquarters and across the country, HIPAA Implementation Specialist, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC, HIPAA Compliance Officer, TRICARE, Washington, DC and Program Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Rockville, Maryland.
He received his initial health record and health administration training at the U. S Army Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University, New Orleans. Other academic trainings include Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Concentration in Health Care Management from Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Health Science from Trident University, Cypress, California. CAPT Odia is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) with the American Health Information Management Association and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in the State of Massachusetts. He is currently assigned as the program lead for the CMS States and U.S. Territories Medicaid Programs ICD-10 Implementation transition. Dr. Odia is a Contributing Faculty in Health Informatics at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.