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 age-related bone loss, fracture, frailty, and loss of physical function.
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 of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section and has previously served on the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee at the American Society of Nutrition. She was 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 the British Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Nutritional Science.