Roberta Darnez Pope, MSHI, RHIT, is a Health Information Management (HIM) Program Instructor within the College of Health of Human Services at Western Kentucky University (WKU). She is a graduate of Volunteer State Community College, Trevecca Nazarene University and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Applied Health Sciences. She has been an active member with AHIMA since 1996, and serves on AHIMA’s HIM Education Workgroup and AHIMA’s Population Health Workgroup. Her experience includes positions in academia and health information management. Her practice and research efforts include population health, health disparities, and HIM education.