Dr. Margaret Okomo; Ph.D. (USA)
Dr. Margaret Okomo Adhiambo is a Senior Health Scientist and Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Okomo holds a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science in Animal Genetics, both from the University of Nairobi, as well as a doctorate (PhD) in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada-Reno, and Master of Public Health in Applied Epidemiology from Emory University. Dr. Okomo has over 20 years’ experience in conceiving, implementing and directing scientific studies aimed at detection, control and prevention of infectious diseases. She has extensive experience and knowledge of methodologies used to manage and analyze scientific data from complex studies related to a broad range of public health topics. In her current position, she provides scientific advice and leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of bioinformatics solutions for scientific data management and analysis, and their application to the federal government’s policies on vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, emergency response preparedness and laboratory capacity building. Dr. Okomo also serves as a federal program and project manager tasked with managing, coordinating and implementing multi-functional activities involving a broad and complex range of public health programs operated domestically and internationally. She has published over 100 scientific articles, including book chapters, technical reports, and conference abstracts. She actively mentors and advises young men and women aspiring to become future biomedical scientists, and currently serves as mentor and board member of several organizations that promote participation of women and minorities in science and technology. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and three children.