2022

UCLA Fielding School professor honored with Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award


Dr. Roger Detels receives UCLA Recognition for outstanding research, teaching, and service.

A professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has been honored by the university for his work as a researcher, scholar, and teacher while a professor emeritus, or retiree.

Dr. Roger Detels, distinguished research professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School, retired in 2019, but has remained actively engaged in research, receiving a total of $31 million in research funds as the principal investigator for his HIV/AIDS research with the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such a distinguished university,” Detels said. “Thanks, and most of the credit, go to my supportive and amazing wife and sons and the fabulous staff, brilliant fellow faculty and outstanding students at UCLA with whom I have the good fortune to collaborate in my 52 years with UCLA and the Fielding School of Public Health.”

Thanks, and most of the credit, go to the fabulous staff, brilliant fellow faculty and outstanding students at UCLA with whom I have the good fortune to collaborate in my 52 years with UCLA and the Fielding School of Public Health.”

Post-retirement, Detels remains among one of the best funded and most active professors at UCLA. He has published twenty-eight peer-reviewed scientific research articles and five book chapters on HIV/AIDS and is a senior editor on the seventh edition of the three volume Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (Oxford University Press, 2021), and serves as a peer reviewer to several journals.

Detels’ research is widely recognized in the field of HIV/AIDS, and he continues to maintain his status as a leading expert on global public health, and carries a considerable teaching load, having taught 10 courses since retirement, including a course on contemporary health issues (PH150) with more than 350 students. He delivered the 47th Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture at the Fielding School in 2022.

“The exceptional accomplishments of his trainees are a testament not only to the hard work and determination of his students, but also to Dr. Detels as a distinguished teacher, educator, mentor, and collaborator,” said Dr. Kathleen L. Komar, UCLA’s interim vice provost for academic personnel. “The university wishes Dr. Detels well-deserved congratulations for outstanding contributions to his field since retirement and for serving as a powerful example of intellectual and professional achievement.”

The Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, regent of the University of California, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an emeritus or emerita professor since retirement.


The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, founded in 1961, is dedicated to enhancing the public's health by conducting innovative research, training future leaders and health professionals from diverse backgrounds, translating research into policy and practice, and serving our local communities and the communities of the nation and the world. The school has 761 students from 26 nations engaged in carrying out the vision of building healthy futures in greater Los Angeles, California, the nation and the world.

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