Raymond Arons (1941- ) received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1962. Arons started his career as a Lunar Module Propulsion Engineer on the Apollo Project for Grumman Aerospace. As Chief Data Analyst at the White Sands, New Mexico Apollo Test Facility, Arons tested the Lunar Module engines and analyzed large data sets to validate NASA's ability to land astronauts on the moon and return them safely to earth. In 1969, Arons turned to the field of medicine and received his Masters (1976) and Doctorate (1983) from the School of Public Health, Columbia University. Arons now teaches at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.