Christian Wallis
Health Information Technology & Healthcare Administration Northwestern University
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About Me

Christian Wallis is currently the CEO of Grossmont Healthcare District where he provides operational and administrative oversight of the resources, assets, and programs that support the healthcare needs of approximately 500k people within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County region. Prior to this, he worked for Advocate Aurora Health where his served as Regional Vice President (IL) of HIT Support Services, Vice President of Operations at Advocate Condell Medical Center and Director of Physician Practices (Pediatrics) at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Before working in the private sector, Wallis spent 21 years as an officer in the United States Navy where he served in numerous executive positions in the group practice, hospital and insurance settings. He earned his certification as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2010. In 2012, he was selected as an examiner for the US Department of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige program which oversees the nation's only Presidential award for performance excellence. He received his MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and doctorate in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University.

Doctor - 2009

Health Science

Central Michigan University

(MBA) Master of Business Administration - 1999

Health Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

(BS) Bachelor of Science - 1993

Political Science

The University of Arizona

Teaching History
Healthcare Administration

Dec 2021 - Dec 2021

Health Informatics
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

Taught a medical informatics course for a brand new distance learning MHI/MHA program at SIU.

Health Information Technology & Healthcare Administration
Northwestern University

Sep 2014 - Current

Teaches health information technology and healthcare operations for the Masters in Health Informatics program.  Developed curriculum for a brand new Masters in Healthcare Administration associated with the Feinberg School of Medicine. (coming soon in 2022).

Healthcare Administration
Milligan University

Sep 2013 - Dec 2015

Developed curriculum for a new Admin of Health Organizations course in the MBA degree program; provides new concentration in health care administration.  

Health Information Management
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Aug 2012 - May 2015

Developed the curriculum for a Health Information Management course within the MBA degree program; provides a new concentration in health care administration. 

Healthcare Administration
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Jun 2012 - May 2014

Taught a Masters in Healthcare Administration course for the University of Maryland Global Campus. 

Healthcare Administration
Colorado Technical University

Jan 2010 - Jun 2012

Taught healthcare management and operations for a Masters in Healthcare Administration program.

Areas of Specialization
Leadership Healthcare Operations and Management Strategic Planning