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Shivani Sahni, Ph.D.

Director, Nutrition Program and Assistant Scientist II, Institute for Aging Research
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Sahni is a Nutritional Epidemiologist interested in examining the role of nutrition in the prevention of chronic diseases of aging. She is specifically interested in determining the role of diet and nutrition in bone loss, fracture, muscle health, and body composition. She is also interested in dietary assessment in diverse populations.

Dr. Sahni received her M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Epidemiology from Tufts University, Boston, MA. She also holds a Master’s degree in Dietetics from Delhi University, India.

Dr. Sahni teaches the Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health course (AC511.0) and Introduction to Clinical Nutrition (IN757.NUTR) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sahni is a member of the Nutritional Epidemiology steering committee and Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee at the American Society of Nutrition. She serves on the joint editorial board of British Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Nutritional Science.

Selected Publications

Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
617-971-5382
ShivaniSahni@hsl.harvard.edu

Education

  • 1999, B.Sc.,
    Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, Delhi, India
  • 2001, M.Sc.,
    Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, Delhi, India
  • 2004, M.S.,
    The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • 2008, Ph.D.,
    The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA