O. Elijah Asagbra, PhD, MHA, CPHQ

O. Elijah Asagbra

Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management

Phone: 252-744-6180
Office: 4340P Health Sciences Building

O. Elijah Asagbra received his PhD in Health Services Administration specializing in strategic management from University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a certified professional in healthcare quality and holds a lean six sigma greenbelt for healthcare. His research interests intersect organizational structure and strategy, health information technology, and performance. He is especially interested in issues relating to hospital performance (quality and financial), information technology capabilities that facilitate patient engagement, and population health. He is married and passionate about community involvement and service.


  • PhD, Administration - Health Services (Strategic Management concentration), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration, Georgia Southern University, 2010
  • BS, Biochemistry/Chemistry, East Carolina University, 2006

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • COHE 6630: Quality Managment in Health Care
  • HIMA 4075: Applied Health Services Research


  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • American College of Health Executives (ACHE)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University (July 2016-Present)