Beryne M. Odeny, MD, MPH, PhD

Beryne M. Odeny, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Medical School: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Graduate School

Master of Public Health: Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014

PhD: Global Health, Implementation Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2022

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

International AIDS Society

Council of Science Editors

International Society of Medical Publication Professionals

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board


Dr. Odeny is a physician-implementation scientist with a broad interest in understanding and addressing population-level gaps in access to healthcare. She is specialized in the use of quasi-experimental research designs and qualitative research. Her research focuses on the use of observational data from national health information systems to investigate inequities in healthcare access and health outcome disparities, particularly among marginalized populations in low resource settings. She previously served as an associated editor with PLoS Medicine and is an Academic Editor with PLoS Global Public Health.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Implementation science
  • Global health policy
  • Health disparities
  • Health equity
  • HIV/TB, maternal child health, and adolescent health in HIV


The PLOS Medicine Editors (2022) Ukraine conflict: Prioritizing lives and health. PLoS Med 19(5): e1004007.


To contact Dr. Odeny, please contact the Division of Public Health Sciences at (314) 454-7940.