Christopher Gransberry, PhD, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Healthcare

Dr. Christopher K. Gransberry joins the American College of Education as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Healthcare, in Health Informatics. Dr. Gransberry has served as a Division Chief with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for over 13 years. He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Gransberry completed undergraduate training at Southern University at New Orleans and Tulane University. He then went on to Louisiana Tech University to get a Masters in Health Informatics and a Post-masters in Healthcare Operations Management from Nebraska Methodist College. Additionally, he holds a PhD from Northcentral University specializing in Organizational Leadership and is a Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist - Implementation Manager. Teaching for empowerment and being kind to others are cornerstones of his career, life, and legacy. Dr. Gransberry's teaching philosophy centers around active learning and student-centered design and engagement with the coursework. His hobbies include conducting and publishing research, traveling, and spending time with family and other love ones.

Education

  • Doctorate in Business Administration
    Northcentral University
  • Certificate in Healthcare Operations Management
    Nebraska Methodist College
  • Master's in Health Informatics
    Louisiana Tech University
  • Degree in Management
    Tulane University
  • Bachelor's in Social Science
    Southern University at New Orleans
  • Associate in General Studies
    Delgado Community College

Research Interests

Social determinants of health, healthcare operations management and  innovation, privacy and health data analytics, compliance and health informatics, and government healthcare affairs.

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in Health and Wellness degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

31

Semester Credits

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Master of Healthcare Administration Master of Science

The Master of Healthcare Administration prepares students for advanced leadership roles in the healthcare field, providing real world experience in management and strategy development. It also includes coursework that results in eligibility to take the Lean Healthcare exam.

36

Semester Credits

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B.S. in Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a bachelor completion program designed for working healthcare professionals, or individuals who want to transition to the healthcare field, who have some college credit and want an accessible and affordable option to complete their degree in healthcare administration. Designed for individuals with an associates degree or some college credit, this bachelor’s degree completion program gives you a direct pathway toward earning a bachelor’s degree*. This program explores current legal and ethical issues in the growing and diverse field of healthcare administration, and provides students with a foundation in marketing, finance, human resources, and information management. You will learn leadership skills and other skills critical to a healthcare administrator such as effective communication, technology, critical thinking. This program includes a dual credit course, so by the end of the program you will have three credits that can be applied toward the Master of Healthcare Administration degree.

36

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Certificate in Executive Healthcare Quality and Financial Management Certificate

This graduate certificate is designed for current healthcare professionals wishing to advance their skills in areas such as leadership, strategy, finance and more. It also includes a micro-credential sequence that upon completion results in eligibility to take the Lean Healthcare exam.

18

Semester Credits

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Micro-Credential in Healthcare Financial Management Micro-Credential

The financial resource management micro-credential incorporates principles in financial resource management, marketing, and human resources management and investigates their impact on healthcare organizations and health outcomes.

9

Semester Credits

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Micro-Credential in Healthcare Quality Management Micro-Credential

The healthcare quality micro-credential is designed to facilitate advanced competencies in healthcare quality improvement and

9

Semester Credits

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