Public Health and Life Sciences Expert
Clinical Quality and Informatics
Cassandra Okechukwu is a social epidemiologist with over 15 years of experience in health care and public health. Dr. Okechukwu’s chief expertise is using knowledge from social and behavioral sciences to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs, policies, and technologies that promote population health. She is a subject matter expert on social determinants of health, qualitative and quantitative research methods, health inequities, and community needs assessment, and has worked on substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, occupational health, and cancer prevention. Dr. Okechukwu has chaired or served on several advisory boards for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to joining MITRE, she was an associate professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she is still adjunct associate professor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and master in nursing and master of public health degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively. She also earned a Doctor of Science degree from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral training at University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley.