Onyebuchi A. Arah, M.D., D.Sc.
Onyebuchi A. Arah, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. trained in clinical medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and went on to obtain his Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Science (DSc) degrees in Health Services Research as well as his Public Health training from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. He also holds a PhD in Health Policy from the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He is the tenured assistant professor in Health Services Research and Public Health at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a senior research fellow at the Center for Prevention and Health Services Research of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, an institution which could be regarded as the Dutch equivalent of the AHRQ and NIH combined. In this position, he is a senior member of the national team responsible for biennially reporting on Dutch health care performance to the Dutch Parliament. He was also the primary consultant responsible for developing the conceptual framework for the Health Care Quality Indicators Project of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Dr. Arah is currently a visiting assistant professor, focusing on biostatistics and health services and life course epidemiology, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health, where he is also a Rubicon Fellow in causal inference. He is a regular peer-reviewer for many health services research, public health and medical journals such as Medical Care, Health Services Research, American Journal of Public Health, and the Lancet. He was recently cited by the American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine as one of their best reviewers whose reviews have exceptional quality. Dr. Arah has also received several awards including a postgraduate fellowship in medicine and health sciences from the Dutch government in 2001, the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences’ award for the best scientific article in 2002, AMC Graduate School’s Thesis Prize in 2005, a career grant awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research in 2006, and the European Society for Philosophy in Medicine and Health Care’s 2007 Prize for Young Scholars who have made outstanding original contributions to philosophy or ethics in medicine. His core research interests are performance assessment in health care (including international comparative research of health systems, physician profiling, and patient experience surveys), health workforce migration, public health ethics, and causal inference.
May 24, 2007