Faculty Profile

Aruna Sarma

Aruna V Sarma, PhD, MHA

  • Research Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Dean, Research Faculty, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Chief and Professor, Dow Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology
  • Research Professor, Department Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Dr. Sarma's research program entails the study of urological complications of diabetes. 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.

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999
  • MHA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1994
  • BS, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992

Research Interests:
Epidemiology and Natural History of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction; Diabetes and Urologic Complications

Research Projects:
Urologic Complications in Type 1 Diabetes: Ancillary Study in the Diabetes, Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)/Epidemiology of Diabetes Intervention and Complications (EDIC)

Sexual Function in Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)

Autonomic Neuropathy and Urinary Symptoms: Lower Urinary Tract Research Network (LURN)