Bernard Okech


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Associate Professor and Associate Program Director (MPH program)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Public Health, Medical Entomology, Medical Parasitology
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MSc, Medical Parasitology, University of Nairobi
PhD, Medical Entomology, Kenyatta University
Postdoctorate, Medical Zoology, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Postdoctorate, University of Florida, Gainesville
MPH, University of California, Berkeley


Dr. Okech joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in June of 2020. He is an Associate Professor and also serves as the Associate Director for the Master of Public Health program. Prior to joining USUHS, Dr. Okech was a Research Associate Professor of Environmental and Global Health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and in the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he served in the faculty for more than 12 years. His research focuses on host (arthropod & vertebrate) and environmental factors to better understand the epidemiology of vector borne disease transmission, particularly in high burden countries.