Dr. Sunita Dodani has joined the school as assistant dean of research.
Dr. Dodani will expand faculty research initiatives by assisting
faculty with funding applications and identifying new funding sources.
Dr. Dodani, a native of Pakistan and an epidemiologist, earned her
medical degree from The Aga Khan University, where she also completed
a postdoctoral fellowship. She earned a master’s degree in clinical
epidemiology from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a global
health certificate and doctoral degree in epidemiology from the
University of Pittsburgh.
Her research has focused on health problems of South Asians and she is
an investigator on several World Health Organization studies. Her most
recent project was developing health care curricula for global health
programs. In 2001, she received a National Gold Medal as Pakistan’s
She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health, European
Journal of Clinical Nutrition and WHO Bulletin.