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Epidemiologic methodology and biostatistics; causal analysis of non-experimental studies; bias analysis; global context of health and healthcare with particular interest in developing countries; global socioeconomic context of chronic diseases; comparative effectiveness research.
Dr. Arah is a Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the Chair of the Epidemiology Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee. He has also served as the Chair of the International Health Committee, Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health, and the founding Associate Dean for Global Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. A physician trained at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and University of Ibadan in Nigeria, he did his graudate training in Europe where he received his MSc and DSc, and MPH degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a PhD degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He also has a certificate in Environmental Epidemiology and another in Global Burden of Disease from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is trained in social epidemiology, health policy, global health, epidemiologic methodology and biostatistics. He has won several awards, including a Netherlands Postgraduate Fellowship in Medicine and Health Sciences, the Council of Science Editors’ Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Global Health Policy and Practice” which was hosted by National Institutes of Health, and the Young Scholar Award of the European Society for Philosophy, Medicine and Health Care. He has also received internationally reviewed career development awards. He currently has an adjunct appointment at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of epidemiology, health services and global health journals, he regularly reviews manuscripts for biostatistics, epidemiology, general medicine, and public health journals.
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