Daniel Owusu

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Daniel Owusu received his DrPH in Epidemiology at East Tennessee State University in May 2016 and underwent a postdoctoral training in tobacco regulatory science at Georgia State University from September 2016 to July 2019. He currently serves as Regional Epidemiologist in the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has served in this role since July 2021. Dr. Owusu began his CDC career as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer in July 2019. At Walden University, Dr. Owusu serves as a Temporary Part-time Contributing Faculty, Doctor of Public Health Program. Professionally, Dr. Owusu has served as a subject matter expert and provided technical supports to improve influenza and pan-respiratory disease surveillance in multiple countries. He has conducted research on influenza, SARS-CoV-2, traditional and novel tobacco product use, and how to better communicate about novel tobacco products. Dr. Owusu has authored or co-authored 47 scientific journal publications and presented at multiple scientific conferences.


DrPH, East Tennessee State University

MPhil, University of Cambridge

BA, University of Ghana