Mona Arora

Program Manager, AHEAD AZ
Mona Arora, PhD

Drachman Hall A216


Dr. Arora, is co-leader of the AzCRH-ADHS CDC COVID Disparities Initiative, known as AHEAD AZ (Advancing Health Equity, Addressing Disparities in Arizona). Dr. Arora, who is assistant professor at the Zuckerman College of Public Health and COVID Response Team member at the University of Arizona (UArizona), brings substantial expertise in program evaluation, emergency preparedness and planning, community resilience, climate change and health. 

Prior to AHEAD, Dr. Arora worked in public health emergency preparedness in the Southwest for 12 years. Likewise, Dr. Arora is a member of the UArizona Campus Incident Response Team (CIRT) Pandemic Influenza Planning Group, Chair in the Medical Countermeasures Planning Sub-group, and Chair of the COVID Vaccine Taskforce. Dr Arora received her PhD in geography from UArizona and her MSPH in tropical medicine from Tulane University. 

Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi


  • PhD, MSPH