Onyebuchi A. Arah

Onyebuchi ("Onyi") Arah, MD, MSc, MPH, DSc, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health, an Affiliated Professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and an Associate Dean of Graduate Education at the Division of Graduate Education, at UCLA. He has served as President-Elect and is now President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). An internationally renowned scholar, he is also Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the Chair of the Epidemiology Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee. He has served as Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health and Associate Dean at the Fielding School of Public Health. He has received several research, teaching, and service awards, including the Council of Science Editors Award (hosted by Fogarty International, NIH) for outstanding contributions to global health policy and practice, the European Society for Philosophy, Medicine and Health Care’s First Prize for Young Scholars under age 35 who have made innovative contributions to the philosophy of medicine and health care, the  Causality in Statistics Education Award from the American Statistical Association, an Honorary Skou Professorship in Epidemiology, Health Policy and Biostatistics from Aarhus University in Denmark, and the Academic Council Chairs Award for Mid-Career Leadership from the University of California Systemwide Academic Senate. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of epidemiology, public health, and interdisciplinary science journals, he regularly reviews manuscripts for biostatistics, epidemiology, general medicine, and public health journals. His research areas include causal inference, quantitative bias analysis, computational epidemiology, population health data science, and reproductive, pediatric, perinatal, occupational, clinical, and social epidemiology.


  • MD, MSc, DSc, MPH, PhD