Tochukwu Igbo, JD

Tochukwu Igbo

Tochukwu Igbo, JD is the Special Advisor in the Health Equity Unit at the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, Mr. Igbo works as part of a team to build health equity capacity across DIP, promote health equity in injury prevention programmatic areas, ensure strategic alignment of health equity efforts with the Division, Center, and Agency strategic plans and foster innovative approaches to address equity issues within the DIP workplace and workforce.

Prior to this position, Mr. Igbo served as Special Advisor within DIP’s Strategy Coordination Unit and worked to achieve health impact through joint formulation of Injury Center strategic plan on Adverse Childhood Experiences.  Mr. Igbo has also served as the Associate Director for Policy and Partnerships at DIP where he oversaw policy and partnership activities to increase the visibility of injury prevention topics to reduce the burden of injuries and violence. Additionally, Mr. Igbo led the Issues Management team in the Office of Policy and Partnerships at the Injury Center and was responsible for coordinating injury related legislative, policy and partnership engagement efforts.

Mr. Igbo started his career at CDC in 2003 as a Presidential Management Fellow and worked within CDC’s Financial Management Office (now called Office of Financial Resources). His portfolio included work in global health, minority health, childhood immunization, and genomics. During that time, Mr. Igbo, also served rotational assignments within CDC’s Public Health Law Program and as Assistant Regional Counsel (Region IV) of Department of Health and Human Services Office of General Counsel.  Mr. Igbo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Juris Doctorate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Texas.