College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Health Services
Dr. Paulchris Okpala is a Contributing PT Faculty for a Ph.D. in Health Services program at Walden University. Before coming to Walden, he has over 11yrs teaching experience. Professor Okpala, a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of California, currently serves as Chair, Academic Affairs, Healthcare Executives of Southern California. Professor Okpala, a distinguished scholar, has authored 26 peer-reviewed scholarly journals, appearing primarily in the Journal of Healthcare Management and International Journal of Healthcare Management. He also published a textbook titled “Guidelines for Effective Research to Publication: A Concise Approach”. His book is currently available on Amazon. Dr. Okpala has also presented his scholarly work and publications at national and international professional conferences. He has also been invited by high-tier journal editors to perform editorial works for professional or scholarly publications.
Doctor of Health Science, A.T.Still University - Mesa, AZ United States
MHA, Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE United States
MPA, Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE United States
BS, Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE United States
AS, Concorde Career College - Garden Grove, CA United States
Healthcare Executives of Southern California, Chair
Awards / Honors
Faculty Excellence Award, Kaplan University, 2017
Okpala, P. D. (2017). Assessment of the influence of technology on the cost of healthcare service and patient’s satisfaction. International Journal of Healthcare Management.
Okpala, P. D. (2019). Balancing Quality Health Care Services and Costs through Collaborative Leadership. Journal of Healthcare Management .
Okpala, P. D. (2017). Harnessing the power of collaborative leadership in the management of chronic health conditions. International Journal of Healthcare Management.
Okpala, P. D. (2017). Increasing access to quality healthcare through collaborative leadership. International Journal of Healthcare Management.
Okpala, P. D. (2018). Innovative Leadership Initiatives towards Reduced Cost of Health Care. Journal of Healthcare Management.
Okpala, P. D. (2018). Nurses’ perspectives on the impact of management approaches on the blame culture in health-care organizations. International Journal of Healthcare Management.
Okpala, P. D. (2019). A Social Support Provision for the Aging and Associated Health and Socioeconomic Effects on the providers. University of Toyo, Japan.
Okpala, P. D. (2018). Barriers to curriculum Completion. University of Oxford, England.
Okpala, P. D. (2019). Closing Equity Gaps through Data-Driven Adaptive Program Design . Co-sponsored by: University Louisville, Drexel University, Pepperdine University, California State University, East Bay, Saint Louis University.
Okpala, P. D. (2019). Economic Challenges and Associated Health Challenges among the Aging Population. University of Vienna, Austria.
Okpala, P. D. (2018). Medical Professionals with Disabilities Workforce and Associated Challenges. Harvard Law University, Cambridge, Massachusetts .