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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the Society for Epidemiologic Research is to foster the diversity of our membership and work towards the engagement of all members, from diverse backgrounds at all stages of their careers, in the Society’s activities, with the intent of enhancing discovery in public health.


Hoda S. Abdel Magid

Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

Hoda S. Abdel Magid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Abdel Magid joins USC from Stanford University, where she completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health and the Veterans Health Administration. She received her Masters of Health Science in Environmental Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2015 and her Doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018 with a focus in Social Epidemiology. Her current research aims to understand chronic disease risk behaviors and leverages spatial epidemiology to examine health disparities among socially-marginalized communities. At USC, Dr. Abdel Magid also holds faculty appointments in the Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Assistant Professor
Department of Population and Public Health Sciences
University of Southern California

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Stefania Papatheodorou

Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

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Onyebuchi Arah

Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

Onyebuchi (Onyi) Arah is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Fielding School of Public Health, an affiliated professor in the Department of Statistics, and an Associate Dean of Graduate Education at Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also serves as Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is a physician and an epidemiologic methodologist specializing in quantitative methods for bias analysis, causal inference, clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, and global social epidemiology. His research interests include applications of modern statistical, causal, and bias analytical methods to studies of metabolic, pediatric, perinatal, occupational, cardiovascular, infectious, and life course exposures and outcomes. Read more


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Abhismitha Ramesh

Brooke Staley

Camila Tompkins

Cara L Frankenfeld

Caroline Thompson

Domonique M. Reed

Juan Hincapie-Castillo

Kieran O’Brien

Lindsay Fernandez-Rhodes

Luther-King Fasehun

Mahsa Yazdy

Maria Kamenetsky

Mary Diazsantana

Nour Makarem

Sarah Andrea

Stefania Papatheodeorou

Victor Puac-Polanco

Yueh-Ying Han