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Preventive Medicine and Biometrics: Faculty

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Samuel T. Olaiya, PhD, FACHE, CMA, CFM
Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy Assistant Professor

Samuel T. Olaiya, PhD, FACHE, CMA, CFM

Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy Assistant Professor


Samuel T. Olaiya is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His doctoral training is in health services management and policy/health behavior and health promotion. As an Assistant Professor, he mentors graduate students and teaches in the Master of Health Administration and Policy (MHAP) degree program. Dr. Olaiya has over 20 years of experience working in various capacities within the Military Health System. He served as the Director for Resources at the United States Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan; and was the Administration Officer on the Navy Surgeon General's staff. He also served as the Deputy Director and Senior Health Analyst in the Population Health and Medical Management Department within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity. While working in this Joint-Service environment, he led the development and launching of the national award-winning "That Guy" alcohol abuse prevention and the Quit Tobacco counter-marketing campaign. He also orchestrated major modification to TRICARE purchased care contracts resulting in first-ever uniform Disease Management programs in all three TRICARE regions. Efforts led to effective identification and management of patients with chronic conditions. He served as the Medical Analyst in the Programming Division of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources, where he had the programming responsibility for over $48B of Navy Medicine resources across the Future Years Defense Program. He was also the officer in charge of U.S. Naval Branch Health Clinic in Japan where he successful led his clinical team in the provision of quality and patient-centered care to all DoD beneficiaries in Sasebo, Japan. He was the fulcrum for liaison with host nation hospitals serving beneficiaries in Sasebo, Japan with advanced care.

For his contributions to Navy Medicine's resource management efforts, Dr. Olaiya was honored with the Bureau of Medicine's Comptroller of the Year award. Other military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with three gold stars, Good Conduct Medal, and various service and unit awards.


  • Ph.D., Health Service Management and Policy/Health Promotion and Health Behavior, The Ohio State University
  • M.H.A., Health Care Administration, Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • M.B.A., Finance, Florida A&M University
  • B.S., Accounting, Florida A&M University

Board Certifications

  • FACHE, Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • FAHRMM, Fellow, Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management
  • CMA, Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants
  • CFM, Certified Financial Manager, Institute of Management Accountants
  • PAHM, Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management

Current Teaching (Graduate Courses)

  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance
  • Fundamentals of U.S. Healthcare Policy
  • Research Interests

    • Financial and Costs Analyses
    • Program Evaluation
    • Cost-effectiveness Analysis

    Recent Publications

    Harwood HJ, Zhang Y, Dall TM, Olaiya ST, Fagan NK. Economic implications of reduced binge drinking among the military health system's TRICARE Prime plan beneficiaries. Mil Med. 2009 Jul; 174(7):728-36.

    Dall TM, Zhang Y, Chen YJ, Wagner RC, Hogan PF, Fagan NK, Olaiya ST, Tornberg DN. Cost associated with being overweight and with obesity, high alcohol consumption, and tobacco use within the military health system's TRICARE prime-enrolled population. Am J Health Promot. 2007 Nov-Dec; 22(2):120-39.

    Olaiya ST. 2006. Medical cost savings attributable to comprehensive sex education programs that delay coitus and increase condom use among adolescents in the United States. PhD dissertation, The Ohio State University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI. (Publication No. 3197882).

    Olaiya ST. Equipment Management. American College of Healthcare Executive, Chicago. 2001

    Olaiya ST. Selection of Equipment Service Option, Estimation of Equipment Maintenance Costs, and Comparative Costs Analysis at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Master's Thesis. U.S. Army - Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. 1999.