Oscar Arias

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UCLA Academic Administrator, Environmental Health Sciences
M.D., National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
M.S., Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

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UCLA Pub Hlth-Envir Hlth Sci
BOX 951772, 56-071C CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Dr. Arias is the Assistant Director of the Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center at UCLA. He has worked for over a decade as an occupational health physician in the Colombian oil industry where he directed, designed and implemented occupational health programs and developed and implemented surveillance programs for the prevention of tropical diseases, occupational musculoskeletal disorders, noise-induced hearing loss, absenteeism, psychosocial risks, and exposure to organic vapors. He also managed contracts to provide occupational health services to the workers and support the implementation of the occupational health program


A selected list of publications:

Arias Oscar E, Caban-Martinez Alberto J, Umukoro Peter E, Okechukwu Cassandra A, Dennerlein Jack T   Physical activity levels at work and outside of work among commercial construction workers Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 2015; 57(1): 73-8.
Umukoro Peter E, Arias Oscar E, Stoffel Sonja D, Hopcia Karen, Sorensen Glorian, Dennerlein Jack T   Physical activity at work contributes little to patient care workers' weekly totals Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 2013; 55(12 Suppl): S63-8.

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