Faisal Aboul-enein

Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

With over 25 years of healthcare, and higher education experience, Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein has emerged in the healthcare community, as a highly recognized mentor and thought leader on the deep domestic forces changing US Healthcare through dedicated achievements to the healthcare industry at large and in global health trends. Dr. Aboul-Enein has been innovative in the necessity of creating viable solutions to these key issues through his own life experiences in higher education and healthcare field. He has been a Faculty at Walden's School of Nursing since 2010. As a board-certified family nurse practitioner, he has seen first-hand the frustration and disconnect in providing coordinated care to patients. This experience caused me to be disenchanted and less empowered to want to engage. As a result of exposure to this life experience and then 25 years as a provider and executive in healthcare delivery, Dr. Aboul-Enein was inspired to create a population health model and published Empowering Clinicians: A Population Health Model through needs and consensus.

The Empowering Clinician through Population Health Model provides a means to developing Community Health Collaborative among local stakeholders, as all healthcare is local. As a healthcare speaker, writer, and consultant, Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein has explored the future of healthcare with clients ranging from Universities, Community Health Centers, Physician Group Practices and Networks, Hospital System Networks, Clinician Groups, Healthcare Innovators and Entrepreneurs, and Investors of Critical Healthcare Ventures.

Dr. Aboul-Enein, author and presenter for many professional articles, studies, and projects is currently working on several extensive writing projects related to healthcare reform and innovation. Dr. Aboul-Enein has been involved in research dealing in health access with feasibility analysis and healthcare economic issues related to the need to provide prevention as a cost saving mechanism. He served as a reservist officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps with the rank of lieutenant commander involved as a nurse practitioner in correctional care and as a strategic health care advisor to the Office of the Surgeon General.

Dr. Aboul-Enein has been an avid writer and faculty member about issues related to Population Health, Vulnerable Populations and need to empower Nurse Practitioners within large and small healthcare systems within urban and rural communities. Dr. Aboul-Enein’s passion towards healthcare reform is a result of the key issue that without Innovation, Risk taking and Empowerment- Healthcare Reform will be extremely difficult to implement.

Dr. Aboul-Enein has a BSN (Magna Cum Laude) from University of Central Arkansas. He holds a Master in Public Health and a Master’s of Science in Nursing, specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He holds Doctor of Public Health with a specialization in Community Health, Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is fluent in Arabic, English and Spanish.

Courses Taught

NURS 6050 - Population Health

NURS 8100 - Health Policy


DrPH, University of Texas Health Science Center

MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center

Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Texas Health Science Center

BSN, University of Central Arkansas