Henry O'Lawrence

Henry O'Lawrence, PhD, MDP, CRCMP, is a Professor of Health Care Administration and Undergraduate Program Director; serving as Accreditation Coordinator for the HCA department. He studies economics, workforce development and corporate training, public policy and educational leadership, prevention strategies for non-communicable diseases and translational science and global health at Penn State, Harvard and Oxford University, England. He is an author of several books, a data analyst and has extensively published his research in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the team that participated in a recent ongoing $10 million grant, entitled “California Consortium Public Health Informatics and Technology (CCPHIT)” that is funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). This grant is to build a consortium that will help strengthen U.S. public health informatics and information technology efforts and increase the representation of underrepresented communities within the public health IT workforce. O’Lawrence assisted in many areas including curricula development, recruitments and ongoing campus wide global workforce and development strategic plan to grow the campus population.


  • An Associate degree in Business Administration from Guilford Tech, Jamestown, NC
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (with a minor in information systems) from Winston-State University, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • A Master Science degree in Business and Marketing Education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
  • PhD degree in Workforce Education and Development from the Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • Diploma in the Leadership Management Program (MDP) from Harvard University graduate school and Action Inquiry and Reflective Teaching from Oxford University
  • Certificates in Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs); Translational Science and Global Health from Oxford University, England
  • A Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional

  • Comparative Health Care System, Policy and Economics
  • Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Plan and Patient Safety
  • Global Health Issues
  • Workforce Development and Corporate Training

Dr. O'Lawrence teaches the following courses:

  • HCA 417 Technology, Ethics, and Society
  • HCA 422 Global Issues in Health Services
  • HCA 457 Working Around the World
  • HCA 468 Principles of Risk Management and Patient Safety
  • HCA 465 Analysis & Evaluation
  • HCA 527 Reseach Methods in Health Care Management
  • HCA 698 Project