Ahmed A. Arif, PhD, CPH, FACE

Rural and Underserved Health Research Center

Phone: 704.687.7561
Fax: 704.687.6122
Email: aarif@uncc.edu

Department of Public Health Sciences
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
College of Health and Human Services
9201 University City Blvd, CHHS 429
Charlotte, NC 28223


Current Projects - (2)

  • Lung Diseases Among Coal Miners
    Coal miners are at increased risk of lung diseases. Using secondary datasets, we will assess the distribution of lung diseases across regions, identify patterns of healthcare utilization among miners relative to HRSA-funded Black Lung Clinics, and compare healthcare utilization patterns, behaviors, and comorbidities among miners and non-miners.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Environmental and agricultural health, Health disparities and health equity, Health services
  • The Association of Occupation with Mental Illnesses and Death by Suicide
    This study examines the association of occupational risk factors with mental illnesses, all-cause mortality, and suicide.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Mental and behavioral health, Social determinants of health