OPCIE - Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence
Oklahoma’s Frontline Defense Against Pandemics
The Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE) was established in October 2020 by Governor Kevin Stitt to better protect Oklahomans from future pandemics. The loss of Oklahoma lives, and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 brought to the forefront the importance of investing in our state’s public health infrastructure, testing capability, research endeavors, and commercial partnerships.
The OPCIE builds partnerships between public and private entities to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinical practices and creates improved public health response, incorporating the unique needs of Oklahoma’s rural, urban, and tribal communities.
Through this One Health approach, the OPCIE is poised to be the global leader in promoting and preserving public health through pandemic response and education.