Dr. Lejeune Y. Lockett, DM, MSPH serves as the Director of the Office of International Affairs at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and is an Assistant Professor in the College of Science and Health. She holds a Doctorate of Management (Organizational Leadership) from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, a Masters of Science in Public Health (Health Services Planning and Policy Analysis) from UC Los Angeles, and a Bachelors in Psychobiology from UC Davis.
As an institutional member of the HBCU Global Health Consortium, she represents CDU as a co-Principal Investigator to provide oversight to the HRSA/PEPFAR funded Rise Up! Project for HIV prevention and treatment for young girls in Zambia. As the Operations & Program Manager for Global Health at CDU from 2010-2018, she managed three Military HIV/AIDS Prevention Projects located in Angola, Jamaica and Belize funded by PEPFAR and the US Department of Defense. As the Associate Director/Health for the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia, she spearheaded and managed the agency’s Community Health and HIV/AIDS Program from 2005-2009. She co-founded the Young Achievers Empowerment Program in Namibia for the historically disadvantaged youth living in the former township of Katutura.
Dr. Lockett worked for the Augsburg College Center for Global Education (CGE) as the Program Coordinator/Adjunct Professor in Mexico and as Interim Director in Namibia to facilitate semester abroad programs and short-term travel seminars in Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Cuba. As an International Population Fellow, she worked at the National Institute of Public Health/School of Public Health of Mexico and later as the Head of the Department of Alternative Health Care Models. She lived in Mexico for 10 years and in Namibia for 6 years and has travelled to over 40 countries. She enjoys discovering the interconnectedness of people, places and things. Dr. Lockett is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Dr. Lockett has served as a member of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) since 2015. She is an active mentor of youth through EmpowHer at Watts Middle School and Powerhouse Four Square Church in San Pedro.