Dan Okenu

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Daniel M. N. Okenu received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Ibadan and completed postdoctoral training in Epidemiology & Molecular Biology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prof. Okenu also has an MPH degree in Public Health majoring in Global Health & Epidemiology from Morehouse School of Medicine. He joined Walden University in 2014 as a Contributing Professor in the PhD Public Health Program of the School of Health Sciences. Prof. Okenu is a Public Health Scientist specializing in Infectious Disease Epidemiology with over 30 years’ experience working in several institutions including the CDC, Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. Previously, he worked at Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health & Human Services, Lagos and the International Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi, India and Trieste, Italy. Prof. Okenu has over twenty years teaching experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Prof. Okenu is also a Professor of Public Health at the University of Abuja, Nigeria. His current research interest is on the prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases. Prof. Okenu is also a certified food safety professional using industry best practices to reduce the public health impact of foodborne diseases and outbreaks, and to protect the global food supply.


PhD, University of Ibadan

MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine

MS, University of Ibadan

BS, University of Ibadan