Sunita Dodani

Associate Professor

Gainesville, United States


Dr Sunita Dodani MD (M.B.B.S), MSc, FCPS, PhD is NIH funded and recipients of several extramural funding including NIH. Dr. Dodani has successfully completed several research projects in Pakistan as well as in the US that focused on the distribution and determinants of cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities.
Her current focus involves profiling non-traditional and genetic cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in South Asian immigrants. She has worked with many ethnic minorities helping to reduce health disparities. For example Fit Body and Soul, Diabetes prevention program for African American churches was funded by NIH. Similarly HEALS-Healthy eating and Living spiritually is hypertension control program for African Americans.
Dodani received a National Gold Medal as Best Young Researcher of Pakistan in 2002, in addition to several awards for her achievements in this area. She also received the “Community Service Award” from the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB).”
Dr. Dodani has published more than 40 multi-disciplinary articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Area of Interest

1)Health disparities related to cardiovascular diseases

2)type 2 diabetes in African Americans, Hispanics and South Asians

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