Aruna Sarma, PhD, MHA

Assistant Dean, Research Faculty, University of Michigan Medical School
James E. Montie Collegiate Research Professor, Department of Urology
Chief, Dow Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health


Dr. Sarma is a 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.


Dow Health Services Research

Areas of Interest

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


Doctoral Training

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1999


  • Mayo Clinic, 1999-2000
  • University of Michigan, University of Michigan Health System, Urology, MI, 2000-2003

Professional Organizations

  • American Urological Association
  • Society for Women in Urology
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American College of Epidemiology

Published Articles or Reviews

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