Dr. Raghib Ali, MD, FRCP, MA, is the Director of the Public Health Research Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, a Clinical Epidemiologist in the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford and partner in the NYU Cross Continental MPH Program. His main research interests are the etiology, prevention & treatment of noncommunicable diseases in Middle Eastern and South Asian populations. He is the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials and epidemiological studies in the UK, the UAE and India. He graduated in Medicine from Cambridge University in 1999 where he was awarded the John Addenbrooke’s prize for Medicine and also has postgraduate degrees from the Universities of Oxford and London. He completed his clinical training in General (Internal) Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology from the Oxford Deanery in 2009.