Cameron Okeke is a research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he focuses on policing, community safety, and gun violence prevention, with an emphasis on public health and social justice approaches to criminal justice issues.
Before joining Urban, Okeke was a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Berman Institute of Bioethics. He researched trauma-informed disaster and pandemic relief policies in Ebola-stricken countries, provided research support on health and racial disparities in health, and designed curricula on the social determinants of health and social justice. As a part of his graduate studies, he worked with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence to analyze gun advocacy policies and ethics.
Okeke holds a BA from the University of Chicago in biology and history, philosophy, and social science of science and medicine, and he received his MBE with a concentration in public policy and public safety from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.