Aruna Sarma

Aruna Sarma, PhD, MHA

Research Assistant Professor, Urology
Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology
Adjunct Lecturer, Epidemiology

Biography

Dr. Sarma is an Associate 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.

Grants

Current Grants

Anti-Mullerian Hormone in Men and Subclinical Measures of Cardiovascular Disease. X01 DK098129: 7/2017- NIH/NIDDK, (Co-I Sarma, PI Kim, Catherine)

UroEDIC II: Mechanisms and Impact of Urologic Complications in Type 1 Diabetes. R56 DK083927: 9/2016- NIH/NIDDK (PI Sarma, Co-PI with Wessells, Hunter)

University of Michigan UroEPI Career Development Program. K12 DK111011: 8/2016- NIH/NIDDK (PI Sarma)

ReproEDIC: Risk and Progression of Reproductive Abnormalities in Type 1 Diabetes. R01 DP3 DK098129: 9/2013- NIH/NIDDK, (PI Sarma, Co- with PI Kim, Catherine)

Epidemiology of Diabetes Intervention and Complications. U01 DK094157: 3/2000-NIDDK/NIH (Co-I Sarma, PI Herman, William)

Submitted Grants

Role of Urothelial Mitochondrial Dysregulation in Diabetic Bladder Dysfunction. P20: 4/2017- NIH/NIDDK (PI Sarma of SubK with University of Pittsburgh, PI Birder, Lori)

UroEDIC Bladder: Bladder Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes. R01: 4/2017- NIDDK/NIH (PI Sarma, Co-PI with Wessells, Hunter)

UroCRIC: Urologic Complications in Chronic Kidney Disease. R01: 4/2017- NIDDK/NIH (PI Sarma)

Published Articles or Reviews

Sarma AV, Wei JT: Clinical Practice. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. N. Engl. J. Med. 367(3): 248-257, 2012.

Sarma AV, St Sauver JL, Jacobson DJ, McGree ME, Klee GG, Lieber MM, Girman CJ, Hollingsworth JM, Jacobsen SJ. Racial Differences in Longitudinal Changes in Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels: The Olmsted County Study and The Flint Men's Health Study Urology 83(1): 88-93, 2014.

Sarma AV, Hotaling J, Dunn RL, Cleary PA, Braffett BH, Kim C, Martin C, Herman W, Gatcomb P, Jacobson AM, Holt SK, Wessells H. Poor Glycemic Control is Associated with Reduced prostate-specific Antigen Concentrations in Men with Type 1 Diabetes Journal of Urology 193(3): 786-793, 2015.

Pop-Busui R, Hotaling J, Braffett BH, Cleary PA, Dunn RL, Martin CL, Jacobson AM, Wessells H, Sarma AV. Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy, Erectile Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men with Type 1 Diabetes: Findings From The DCCT/EDIC Journal of Urology 193(6): 2045-2051, 2015.

Jacobson AM, Braffett BH, Cleary PA, Dunn RL, Larkin ME, Wessells H, Sarma AV. DCCT/EDIC Research Group.: Relationship of Urologic Complications with Health-Related Quality of Life and Perceived Value of Health in Men and Women with Type 1 Diabetes: The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) cohort. Diabetes Care 38(10): 1904-12, 2015.

Lenherr SM, Clemens JQ, Braffett BH, Dunn RL, Cleary PA, Kim C, Herman WH, Hotaling JM, Jacobson AM, Brown JS, Wessells H, Sarma AV. DCCT/EDIC Research Group.: Glycaemic Control and Risk of Incident Urinary Incontinence in Women with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study. Diabet Med 33(11): 1528-1535, 2016.

Lenherr SM, Clemens JQ, Braffett BH, Cleary PA, Dunn RL, Hotaling JM, Jacobson AM, Kim C, Herman W, Brown JS, Wessells H, Sarma AV. DCCT/EDIC Research Group.: Glycemic Control and Urinary Tract Infections in Women with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the DCCT/EDIC. J Urol 196(4): 1129-35, 2016.

Kim C, Dunn RL, Braffett B, Cleary PA, Arends V, Steffes M, Lanham MS, Randolph JF, Wessells H, Wellons MF, Sarma AV. EDIC Research Group.: Ovarian reserve in women with Type 1 diabetes in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study. Diabet Med 33(5): 691-2, 2016.

Braffett BH, Wessells H, Sarma AV. Urogenital Autonomic Dysfunction in Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep 16(12): 119, 2016.

Sarma AV, Townsend MK, Grodstein F, Breyer BN, Brown JS: Urologic Complications of Diabetes. Diabetes in America. National Diabetes 3rd Edition. Data Group National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2013.