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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

UCLA Epidemiology Professor Honored by Aarhus University in Denmark

Dr. Onyebuchi Arah, professor of epidemiology in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been awarded an Honorary Skou Professorship from Aarhus University in Denmark.

Arah is one of 50 researchers from around the world who will be granted the honor. As part of being selected for the title, Dr. Arah will serve as an adjunct professor in Aarhus University’s Faculty of Health and help increase collaboration between UCLA and Aarhus University. The Honorary Skou Professorship was named in honor of Dr. Jens Christian Skou, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1997 and a former professor at the faculty of health at Aarhus University.

Dr. Arah conducts research on quantitative methods such as causal inference and bias analysis in epidemiology, social causes of non-communicable diseases and the effectiveness of clinical and public health interventions. He chairs the coordinating committee for graduate affairs at the University of California’s Academic Senate.

In addition to holding doctoral degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Dr. Arah also earned a medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and holds certificates in global burden of disease and epidemiology from the University of Cambridge in the U.K.