College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Health Services
Dr. Kassandra Bahr is your instructor this term. She has a Bachelor’s in English/Literature from Miami University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Doctorate in Business/Health Administration & Leadership from California Intercontinental University. Dr. Bahr has over 20 years of teaching and professional experience in business and healthcare. In her current role here at Walden University, Dr. Bahr serves as a faculty member on the Health Services doctoral committee.
Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Bahr had a career as a surgical scrub nurse in a Level 1 hospital, and she still puts in a few clinical hours every week to stay up-to-date and knowledgeable in the medical field. The surgery world is face-paced, intense, and technologically challenging, especially in her work on the neurosurgery team. Additionally, Dr. Bahr worked in finance and marketing for an international restaurant company, and she is a licensed insurance agent in property and casualty.
In her work as a scrub nurse, Dr. Bahr was recognized on the Wall of Excellence for her commitment and performance in the operating room and surgery department. Dr. Bahr managed a quantitative cost-savings project within the surgery department finding over $250,000 in savings annually.