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Headshot of David Okech from the shoulders up wearing a light striped coat with a white top and a dark patterned tie.

David Okech

David Okech, PhD, MSW, Professor, Georgia Athletics Association Endower Professor of Human Trafficking Implementation Research and Director of the Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreach in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Dr. Okech’s current interdisciplinary and international research aims to create evidence-informed policies and programs for survivors of human trafficking across the globe. As a director of the Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreach (CenHTRO), he is committed to using prevalence and baseline data that are survivor-informed to design policies and programs that can prevent human trafficking and provide assistance to survivors. He collaborates with governments, NGOs, CBOs, INGOs, the UN, survivors, as well as interdisciplinary and international researchers.