Cristeen Okafor is the program manager for the Center for Innovation in Global Health.
While a student at Georgetown University, Okafor volunteered at the Capital Breast Care Center, a comprehensive culturally-appropriate breast cancer screening clinic that offers services to women in the D.C. metropolitan area, regardless of the ability to pay. This began her work on health equity particularly access to medicines and health services. Prior to the O’Neill Institute, she worked for the United States Agency for International Development, where she supported strategic initiatives in family planning and reproductive health programs across 36 countries and backstopped for the Madagascar country team. Okafor was also a research consultant for nonprofit organizations focused on mental health and HIV prevention and treatment in Southern Africa.
Okafor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Master of Science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.