• William Opoku-Agyeman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the UAB School of Health Professions. His research interest focuses on hospital’s population health management (health promotion activities and community needs assessment), Information technology (IT) exchanges across healthcare systems and IT workforce that support healthcare, hospital robotics, health disparities, big data, spatial machine learning and location of health care organizations as a function of strategy. His research utilizes a wide range of statistical methodologies with large national databases. His work has been published in several journals, including Health Care Management Review, European Journal of Science, Journal of Healthcare Management, American Journal of Health Promotion, and Population Health Management.
    William holds a PhD. in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; a Master is of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science from the University of Akron, Ohio, Masters in Public Health from Kent State University in Ohio and a BSc from KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 CEO Turnover Among U.S. Acute Care Hospitals, 2006-2015: Variations by Type of Geographic AreaJournal of Healthcare Management.  64:28-42. 2019
    2018 Correlates of interorganizational relationship strategies among critical access hospitalsHealth Care Management Review.  43:272-281. 2018
    2018 Trends in US hospital provision of health promotion services, 1996-2014Population Health Management.  21:309-316. 2018
    2018 WIC Cash Value Voucher Redemption Behavior in Jefferson County, Alabama, and Its Association With Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  32:325-333. 2018
    2017 The Association between Organizational Characteristics and Strategic Information Systems Planning: A Study of U.S. HosptialsEuropean Scientific Journal.  13:36-51. 2017
    2017 An environmental analysis of the evolution of readmission reduction strategies: A study of United States hospitalsJournal of Hospital Administration.  6:40-40. 2017
    2016 Are there differences in health information exchange by health system type?Health Care Management Review.  41:325-333. 2016

    Research Overview

  • Hospital population health management, minority health research (health disparities), health information technology (health information strategy and workforce), built environment (GIS), and hospital purchasing.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Statistics for Managers (UG), Clinical and Administrative Information Systems (UG), Introduction to Geography and Map Reading (UG)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017
  • Master of Public Health, Kent State University 2012
  • Full Name

  • William Opoku-Agyeman