Emeka Onuorah

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Dr. Emeka Onuorah’s formal training is in health services administration where he has served in several roles for 26 years. Dr. Onuorah served in management and executive-level leadership positions in nursing and allied health services. After serving in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in clinical and administrative leadership positions, he is currently the Service Chief of Nursing Education of the 1550-strong clinicians and overseeing major University Program's affiliations with VHA. He taught adult learners in the accelerated program of Central Michigan University for ten years before he joined Walden University in 2011. As a contributing faculty in master’s in health administration (MHA) at School of Health Sciences, he teaches most health administration courses, in addition to population health.
Dr. Onuorah’s clinical experience drives his focus on community and population health, in addition to leadership in healthcare administration. He established community clinics and a cottage hospital in a developing country. The effort has led to his interest in communicable diseases prevention in developing nations. He was the catalyst in establishing and leading a 230-member nonprofit organization with bold footprints in health care missions, primary and secondary education, and other humanitarian activities in a developing and emerging nation.

Courses Taught

MMHA 6200 - Principles of Population Health

MMHA 6999 - Strategic Planning

MMHA/DDHA 6900/8900 - Healthcare Quality Management

MMHA 6400 - Financial Management


PhD, Walden University

BSN, University of Texas

MS, Central Michigan University

BS, University of West Georgia

Public Service

MEF Inc., Chief Operating Officer, Organizer - Obosi

Obosi Development Organization - ODA-USA, President - Atlanta

Idemili United of Atlanta, Board Member - Atlanta

Awards / Honors

Humanitarian & Community Award, , 2007


Onuorah, E. G. (2021). Intensive Care Units Structural changes during Covid-19. Lesson Learned. . Veterans Administration Medical Center

Onuorah, E. G. (2016). Ethics in Clinical Research. Mission of Mercy

Onuorah, E. G. (2020). Decreasing Fall rates (In-patient units): The use of support partners.. Association Community Healthcare Institutions

Onuorah, E. G. (2017). Managing Change in health care . Veteran Administration Medical Center

Onuorah, E. G. (2009). Service to our community. Obosi Development Association

Onuorah, E. G. (2014). The AWAreness During Resuscitation Experiment (AWARE). Veterans Administration Medical Center