Tamala Choice

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration

Tamala J. Choice received her PhD in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in health policy at Walden University in August 2023. She currently serves as an executive officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General. Before joining VA OIG, Dr. Choice was a management analyst with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Population Health, Health Solutions program office. During her tenure with Population Health, she managed various project initiatives to improve veteran health status and outcomes related to clinical registries, electronic health records, and the state/territory immunizations interface. Dr. Choice has worked in different administrative, policy, and programmatic positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs spanning over 20 years executing projects, providing guidance, consultation, and leadership. Dr. Choice started her civilian federal career with VHA in January 2001. She has a number of publications on public health and healthcare administration. Dr. Choice is a member of the American Society for Public Administrators and the National Society of Leadership and Success.


PhD, Walden University

MPhil, Walden University

MPA, California State University - Long Beach

BA, California State University - San Bernardino

Public Service

Moreno Valley Library Commissioner , Board Member - Moreno Valley


Fant , G., Choice, T. (2022). Data storytelling to aid health system decision-makers with population health issues for a specific location. Journal of Health Sciences

Fant, G., Jones , T. (2021). Helping public health decision-makers refine community coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination efforts. Public Health