PhD Student

Department of Health Services Research & Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2012-present, Graduate Research Assistant Office of Public Health Practice


  • 2011-present, PhD student Health Services Research Administration & Policy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • 2009  MBChB, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Professional Interests

  • Healthcare workforce, health disparity, minority care, and cancer research


  • Opoku, S. & Apenteng, B. (2014). Career Satisfaction and Burnout among Ghanaian Physicians. International Health Journal (in print). doi: 10.1093/inthealth/iht038
  • Opoku, S. & Apenteng, B (2014). Seeking Greener Pastures? The Relationship between Career Satisfaction and the Intention to Emigrate: A Survey of Ghanaian Physicians. International Health Journal (in print).
  • Bhuyan, S., Wang, Y., Opoku, S., Lin, G. (2014). Rural-Urban Difference in Acute Myocardial Infarction Mortality: Evidence from Nebraska. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research (in print).
  • Apenteng, B., Nayar, P., Yu,F., Adams, J., Opoku, S. (2014). Organizational and Environmental Correlates of the Adoption of a Focus Strategy in US Hospices. Health Care Management Review (in print).
  • Islam, M., Opoku, S., Apenteng, B., Fetrik, A., Ryan, J., Copur, M., Tolentino, A., Vaziri, I. & Ganti, A. (2014) Engaging Patients and Caregivers in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research of Advanced Stage Lung Cancer: Insights from Patients, Caregivers, and Providers. Journal of Cancer Education (in print).
  • Apenteng, B. & Opoku, S. (2014). Employee Influenza Vaccination in Residential Care Facilities. American Journal Of Infection Control, 42(3), 294-299. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.021

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Academy Health
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska

Contact Samuel Opoku
Samuel Opoku

984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-552-3427