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Dr. Augustine Agho, PhD

Dr. Augustine Agho, PhD

Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Dr. Augustine O. Agho joined Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis on July 14, 2008 as Dean of the Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Agho obtained his doctoral degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, Master of Health Administration degree from Governors State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Management Science from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Agho served as the founding Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint. During his distinguished tenure, he established the Urban Health and Wellness Center – a nurse-managed clinic and physical therapy clinic and developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic plan. He also worked with faculty to increase (a) student enrollment, (b) number of articulation agreements with community colleges, (c) the number of endowed scholarships for students, (d) the number of international service-learning opportunities for faculty and students, (e) the number externally funded public/community health projects and student diversity initiatives, and (f) the number of new programs (i.e., BS in Health Sciences, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Clinical Practice track in the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program) offered by the School.

Dr. Agho also served as Professor/Director of the Division of Health Care Management, School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida A&M University (FAMU) where he created a minor in Rehabilitation Services Administration, obtained approval from the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators for the long-term care administration track, secured scholarship funds for disadvantaged students, increased student enrollment and graduation rates, increased diversity of faculty, secured and maintained the program's full membership in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and established the Master of Science in Health Care Administration program.

Dr. Agho has published several articles in refereed journals and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences. His research interests are in the areas of minority health, cultural diversity, and health literacy. He has developed and taught several graduate and undergraduate courses including Health Care Research, Critical Issues in Health Care, Program Evaluation, Long-Term Care Management, Health Care Human Resources Management, Professional Development, and Global Health. He has secured more than $7 million in grants from several government agencies and foundations, including the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Life Care Foundations of America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation, and Ruth Mott Foundation. He is a grant reviewer for the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the Bureau of Health Professions, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Agho is a Consultant-Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. He spent five years as a member of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and has served on the boards of several organizations including the Greater Flint Health Coalition, Whaley’s Children Center, Michigan Center for Health Professions, and the Arthur L. Tuuri Health Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health.