Dr Ebere Okereke

Associate Fellow, Global Health Programme


Dr Ebere Okereke is a public health physician specializing in global health security and health system strengthening who has won awards for her work promoting women and under-represented groups in public health leadership.

Ebere is currently employed as a senior technical adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and honorary senior public health adviser to Africa CDC.

She is currently on a career break from Public Health England (now the UK Health Security Agency) where she led the UK-aid funded IHR strengthening project; a technical assistance project aimed at sustainably strengthening public health systems.

Ebere is an experienced trainer, coach and mentor and was an honorary senior lecturer at the Leeds and Hull-York medical schools.

Ebere is a graduate of the University of Nigeria College of Medicine and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.

Past experience

2021 – present Senior Technical Adviser, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
2017 – present Consultant in Global Public Health, Public Health England
2016 Consultant Epidemiologist in Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, Public Health England
2015-16 Consultant Global Health Strategist, Public Health England & International Rescue Committee Nairobi, Kenya
2002–15 Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and Yorkshire & Humber Regional Lead for TB control, Public Health England (formerly Health Protection Agency)