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Aruna Sarma

Research Professor; Assistant Dean, Medical School Administration

Dr. Sarma is a Professor in the Department of Urology with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health.  She is an Epidemiologist and an independent PI of several large funded urological studies. She has published extensively on the epidemiology of urological complications using epidemiologic and clinical datasets, population based cohort studies and clinical trials and has played a role in the development of the epidemiologic approach to urologic research in the Department of Urology and has established herself as a prominent researcher in Urology nationally.

She is currently the Chair of the Epidemiology Committee for the International Consultation on Urologic Diseases and the Director of the University of Michigan UroEPI Career Development Program, a K12 career development program designed to train academic scholars in benign urology epidemiology.  She has served on numerous local and national committees and is a member of the American Urologic Association, American Diabetes Association, Society of Epidemiologic Research and an inducted member of the American College of Epidemiology.

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  • Funded by: SARMA, Aruna V
  • Co-investigator of: Epidemiology of Diabetes Intervention and Complications
  • Co-investigator of: Personalizing Quality of Life Predictions to Support Conservative Management of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
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