DrPH, MSN, MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center–Houston; BSN, University of Central Arkansas

Research Interests

Nursing history; public health history; workforce development; international health; qualitative methods


Dr. Aboul-Enein began his nursing career in Saudi Arabia working in primary care. He has held many positions, including staff nurse on a renal transplant unit, ICU nurse, administrative supervisor, director, nurse practitioner in triage services, and hospital staff development. In addition, he has taught at several universities at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, both online and in the classroom. Dr. Aboul-Enein has been published in numerous publications including the Journal of Public Health and International Journal of Nursing Practice. He has conducted many presentations, internationally and nationally. Dr. Aboul-Enein is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps reserve with the rank of lieutenant commander. He has won numerous awards such as the Spirit of Nursing award from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and the Best Nurses award in 2006 from the Texas Nurses Association. He is an active member of the Southern Nursing Research Society. He has been a Walden faculty member since 2010 and teaches core and leadership/management courses.