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About our Health Officer

Florida Department of Health in Nassau County

Dr. Danso-Odei

Prince Danso-Odei,
Doctor of Medicine, (MD),
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH),
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Education:

Dr. Danso-Odei earned his Doctor of Medicine degree with specialization in internal medicine from Zaporozhe State Medical University in Ukraine. Dr Danso-Odei’s passion for public encourage him to pursue Master of Public Health Degree at the Walden University, and Doctor of Public Health Degree from Capella University. He also maintains his medial licensure from Ghana where he first started as a medical doctor and public health specialist in a rural setting.

Experience:

Dr. Danso-Odei has extensive experience as a Medical Officer, Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health Professional and Senior Manager, most recently at the Florida Department of Health in Clay county where he served as Disease Prevention and Control Manager. During his tenure as the Disease Prevention and Control Manager, Dr. Danso-Odei provided medical epidemiology support to major hospitals, medical providers, long term and assisted living facilities, non-governmental agencies, and businesses in Clay County Florida. He also served as scientific advisor to the COVID 19 taskforce for Clay County.

Prior to becoming the Disease Prevention and Control manager, Dr. Danso-Odei served in various junior and senior management and leadership roles in Federal Express (FedEx) and DHL Global Express at several locations in New Jersey, Michigan, and Cocoa, Florida for over thirteen years. He also worked as a public health physician providing direct medical care and public health services to the local population in a rural setting in Ghana.

He continues to provide environmental health consulting support services on for the Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai District Health Department in Ghana. As part of his doctoral dissertation, he worked with and later developed a training manual for immunization case managers stationed at the Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai District Health Department working on polio immunization and eradication project in the Western part of the country.

Personal Life:

Dr. Danso-Odei has been married to Lucy (also an MD, DrPH) for 33 years and they met in medical school in Ukraine.  They have three children and their two daughters have followed in their footsteps pursuing public health and medicine.  Their youngest son recently graduated from high school and is studying to be a pilot.  He speaks four languages; English, Russian, and two Ghanaian languages and love foreign travels and volunteering. 

His passion for public health is evident and even with his extensive knowledge and experience, he is a humble and participative leader who is also committed to learning from others and teaching.