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Shivani Sahni, Ph.D.

Director, Nutrition Program and Associate Scientist, 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 Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy, and Social Medicine course (PWY120) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sahni is the chair-elect of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section and serves on the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee at the American Society of Nutrition. She is a member of the Advocacy and Science Policy Committee at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Dr. Sahni 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