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Michelle Sahli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sahli obtained a BS in Environmental Issues from the City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program. She completed her MS in epidemiology at the University at Buffalo during which time she investigated the relationship between vitamin D status and pathogenic oral bacteria. Her doctoral studies, also conducted at the University at Buffalo, examined nutritional factors and diabetic eye disease as well as lifestyle advice given to patients by optometrists practicing in Western New York.

Research Interests

Dr. Sahli’s research interests include communication between healthcare providers and patients as well as nutritional epidemiology, in particular diet patterns.

Teaching Interests

She currently teaches Introduction to Epidemiology (PHS 315) and anticipates teaching some nutrition focused courses in the future.


Dr. Sahli serves on the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC) team.