Profiles in Medical Power

Dr. Francis Obuseh

Epidemiologist/Public Health Educator


Dr. Obuseh completed his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also earned a Master in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and International Health from UAB and an M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Obuseh is a United States Air Force veteran and a prior recipient of the National Institute of Health (NIH)/Minority International Research Training and Fellowship in Epidemiology in the UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Dr. Francis A. Obuseh, a senior Epidemiologist and Public Health Educator poses for a photo at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Dr. Francis A. Obuseh is a senior Epidemiologist/Public Health Educator. He is the Reproductive and Sexual Health lead at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), Portsmouth, Virginia and a subject matter expert in Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Tropical Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Obuseh currently supports the NMCPHC COVID-19 Emergency Operating Center (EOC). He is also a consultant epidemiologist to the Navy Medicine COVID-19 scientific panel and provides expert support for COVID-19 pandemic and other public health concerns.


Dr. Obuseh optimizes health promotion/disease prevention programs to facilitate readiness through force health protection strategies and solutions for current and potential public health threats. He provides health analysis, deliberate and contingency plans supporting the Navy Medicine, and NMCPHC objectives by developing mitigation strategies through the development of public health policies and expand global military prevention services and capabilities. He collaborates with other services and agencies to identify evidence-based efforts that demonstrate effectiveness.

Dr. Francis Obuseh works on an epidemiologic data analysis plan at his desk at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Dr. Obuseh projects medical power by ensuring warfighters’ readiness through education and analysis of medical and non-medical data. This helps determine the best course of action to minimize outbreaks amongst our sailors and marines and shore up potential vulnerabilities. By collaborating with various teams across the force, he assists in creating user-friendly medical guides and provides subject matter expert support through contingency plans and other forward thinking scenarios. He continues to plan, provide, coordinate, and advise on disease prevention, assessment, and expert data analysis input on public health to deliver public health policies, assurance, and evidence-based training to meet all Navy command’s varying needs.