Dr. Okunna is a public health specialist with a concentration in health policy. Her broad research interests include health services research and global health. Her research explores effective ways to increase utilization and deliver quality health care in the US and globally. She is interested in improving the efficiency of health care delivery systems, the effective management of chronic conditions and mental health. Her work involves the identification of determinants of health utilization behavior, costs of health care, improving patient outcomes and reducing health disparities. She is also in interested health care financing and health systems strengthening in developing countries.