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Paulchris Okpala

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree ProgramPh.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.


DHSc, 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

Public Service

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

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