Prof Dharambir Sanghera, PhD, FAHA 

Dr. Sanghera is a Genetic Epidemiologist at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her research specializes in the study of molecular and genetic-epidemiological aspects of common complex diseases, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. She is PI of the Asian Indian Diabetic Heart Study and the Sikh Diabetes Study (AIDHS/SDS). She is also Co-PI of Metabolome in Ischemic Stroke Study (MISS) available with longitudinal data from Oklahoma. Using expertise in wide range of molecular and statistical genetics concepts, long-term objectives of Dr. Sanghera’s laboratory are: 1) to identify novel endophenotypes/ biomarkers that can be early predictors of disease pathogenesis; 2) to improve the classification of the disease process by identifying genome-wide patterns associated with ethnic variation and disease disparity; and, 3) to discover new therapeutic targets which can inform the design of early prevention and treatment therapy among disparate populations.