Odion Clunis

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

Dr. Odion Clunis, DrPH, MPH, is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Clunis is a proud Alum of WaldenU, where he completed his Doctor of Public Health. Also, he attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he studied Community Health Administration. Dr. Clunis completed his Master of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Clunis is a contributing faculty member at Walden University. He brings approximately 14 years of Public Health Operations experience. He has worked in clinical operations, electronic health records (EHR), strategic operations management, clinical research, community organizations, State and Local health departments, and Federally Qualified Health Centers. His research is in suicide prevention and health equity in special populations of sexual minorities. Dr. Clunis began a career in public health policy as an ORISE fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he has led operations and initiatives in older adults' fall research and EHR implementations across the US. He is a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Clunis has been recognized for his service in several public health responses, from COVID-19 Quarantine Station operations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Operations Center as the MPOX Lead Operations Coordinator. The CDC director has recognized Dr. Clunis for his continued efforts to provide effective operations across the agency and to its partners. Dr. Clunis has mentored undergraduate and graduate public health students across all concentrations.


DrPH, Walden University

MPH, Indiana University Bloomington

BS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign