Aruna V. Sarma, Ph.D., M.H.A.

Aruna Sarma

Research Assistant Professor, Urology

Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology

Adjunct Lecturer, Epidemiology

1500 E Medical Center Drive      Vcard icon
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Office: (734) 763-7514; Fax: (734)936-9536


Professional Summary

Postdoctoral Training
1998-1999 Special Project Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota.
1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2000-2002 Research Fellow, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Academic Appointments
2003-present Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2003-present Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999
M.H.A., Indiana University, 1994
B.S., Indiana University, 1992

Research Interests & Projects

Racial Disparity in Clinical Manifestations of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Diabetes and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Genetic Polymorphisms and Hormonal Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer in African American Men

Selected Publications

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Kim, C., McEwen, L.N., Sarma, A.V., Piette, J.D., Herman, W.H. (In Press). Stress urinary incontinence in women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus. Journal of Women's Health

Van Den Eeden, S.K., Sarma, A.V., Rutledge, B.N., Cleary, P.A., Kusek, J.W., Nyberg, L.M., McVary, K.T., Wessells, H., for the DCCT/EDIC Research Group. (In Press). The Effect of Intensive Glycemic Control and Diabetic Complications on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Men with Type 1 Diabetes: The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study. Diabetes Care

Sarma, A.V., Wallner, L.P., Jacobsen, S.J., Dunn, R.L., Wei, J.T. (In Press). Health-seeking Behavior and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Among a Cohort of African-American Men: The Flint Men's Health Study. Prostate

Lange, E.M., Sarma, A.V., Ray, A., Wang, Y., Ho, L.A., Anderson, S.A., Cunningham, J.M., Cooney, K.A. (In Press). The Androgen Receptor CAG and GGN Repeat Polymorphisms and Prostate Cancer Susceptibility in African American Men: Results from the Flint Men's Health Study. Journal of Human Genetics

Sarma, A.V., Lange, L., Lange, E., Dunn, R.L., Cooney, K.C. (In Press). Genetic Polymorphisms in CYP17, CYP3A4, CYP19 and SRD5A2 and Prostate Cancer Risk in African American Men: The Flint Men's Health Study. Prostate

Sarma, A.V., Burke, J.P., Jacobson, D.J., McGree, M.E.; St. Sauver, J., Girman, C.J., Lieber, M.M., Herman, W., Macoska, J., Montie, J.E., Jacobsen, S.J. (In Press). Associations Between Diabetes and Clinical Markers of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia among Community-Dwelling Black and White Men. Diabetes Care

Beebe-Dimmer, J., Dunn, R., Sarma, A., Montie, J., Cooney, K. (2007). Features of the Metabolic Syndrome and Prostate Cancer in African-American Men. Cancer, 109(5), 875-81.

McLaughlin, J.C., Sarma, A.V., Dunn, R.L., Campbell, D.A., Montie, J.E., Wei, J.T. (2006). Preoperative and Intraoperative Risk Factors Associated with 30-Day Morbdity Following Urologic Surgery: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Journal of Urology, 176, 2179-2186.

Sarma, A.V., McLaughlin, J.C., Wallner, L.P., Dunn, R.L., Cooney, K.A., Schottenfeld, D., Montie, J.E., Wei, J.T. (2006). Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and The Risk of Prostate Cancer in African American Men. Journal of Urology, 176, 1108-1113.

Beebe-Dimmer, J.L., Lange, L.A., Cain, J.E., Lewis, R.C., Ray, A.M., Sarma, A.V., Lange, E.M., Cooney, K.C.. (2005). Polymorphisms in the prostate-specific antigen gene promoter do not predict serum prostate-specific antigen levels in African-American men. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 25

Professional Affiliations

American Urological Association
Society for Epidemiologic Research
American Public Health Association

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