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Professor Raj Bhopal

CBE, DSc (hon), MD, BSc, MBChB, MPH, FRCP(E), FFPH

Raj Bhopal was born in India, brought up in Glasgow and studied medicine in Edinburgh University. He is a medically qualified Professor of Public Health in Edinburgh University, holding the John Usher Chair of Public health and the post of honorary consultant in public health with NHS Lothian from 1999 until he retired in May 2018. He is now Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh. Earlier, he held posts including Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at Newcastle University, and prior to that Lecturer in Public Health at Glasgow University.

His books include Concepts of Epidemiology, Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health, and Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Explaining the Phenomenon in South Asians Worldwide (all Oxford University Press). Raj is a patron of the charity, the South Asian Health Foundation.

He has published on many aspects of public health epidemiology, with about 300 research and scholarly papers. He has served on numerous organisations and committees, been the leader of many research projects, and taking on leadership roles in the NHS.

He was the leader of the 19th World Congress of Epidemiology 2011, and the first World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health in 2018, both in Edinburgh.

Raj has enjoyed several honours and prizes, most notably being appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2001.

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