Harriet E Okatch Assistant Professor of Biology & Public Health

Public Health, Lead Poisoning Prevention



BSc  Chemistry, Univeristy of Botswana

PhD Analytical Chemistry, University of Botswana

MPH Global Health, University of Pennsylvania


My program of research on the health of HIV-infected populations is driven by this question, what factors affect medication adherence in HIV-infected patients? 

Another research interest area is lead poisoning prevention. Currently we are conducting a qualitative study to understand the factors that impact on families willingness to abate their homes of lead-based paint. 

Course Information

PBH 251 Introduction to Public Health

PBH 354 Epidemiology

PBH 375 Public Health Research: Global Maternal Health

BIO 210 Biostatistics