Ivy Oyegun, Secretary
Ivy Oyegun has spent over 10 years as a public health Epidemiologist serving in private, federal, and state service and most recently leading special projects to address the COVID-19 response.
Pulling from her experience in cross-sector collaboration and working across ideological and geographical boundaries to address health challenges, she provides her expertise in developing and managing partnerships (with Apple, Google, and CDC’s technology office) and infrastructure to improve disease management efforts and reduce the burden on national health systems. She collaborated with CDC’s respiratory disease unit to maintain a national platform used by over 99 US counties for early detection of COVID-19 cases. She also worked with US State and Local Territories to track COVID-19 management strategies among K-12 schools. Results from this surveillance were used by 245 school districts to identify successful school interventions for wide-spread adoption. She has also been invited as guest lecturer at Georgia State University’s Organizational Transitions Course.
Ms. Oyegun’s devotion to public service is evident through her various public service functions including serving as the Vice President of the International Students Organization at Boston University, where she partnered with colleagues at Harvard University to co-sponsor a fundraiser to support children born to mothers with HIV in Uganda. She also led a community project that promoted careers in public service among students to increase graduation rates and awareness of public health service opportunities for minority groups.
For the past six years, Ms. Oyegun has served as a volunteer with the United Way NGO, delivering food and other essentials to those in need. She has received accolades for her service including Outstanding Leadership, Outstanding Performance and Exceptional commitment to teamwork for program evaluation (CDC), and for her work with the Hosea Feed the Hungry organization. She is a National Institutes of Health Diversity Supplement Grant recipient, and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Her collaboration on national program evaluation was also highlighted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ms. Oyegun holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a Masters in Public Health practice (MPH). She enjoys reading and connecting to people through travel, and one of her oft-used quotes is “Everything in moderation, including moderation itself”.