O’dell Moreno Owens was a physician, public health official, educator, and health advocate from the United States. He was the father of three children O’dell Owens Children: Meet Christopher, Justin and Morgan.
O’dell Owens was nationally known for his work in in vitro fertilization. He founded the University of Cincinnati’s in vitro fertilization program and was responsible for the city’s first successful conception and delivery, as well as the first pregnancy from a frozen embryo.
He served as Hamilton County coroner, president of Cincinnati State, and medical director of the Cincinnati Health Department, among other positions.
From October 2016 to March 31, 2021, he led Interact for Health and its sister organization, InterAct for Change. He advised Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on equitable vaccine distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens died on November 22, 2022, at the age of 74. He was only two weeks away from turning 75.