Simran Arjani, B.S., joined the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) under the Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) in 2020. Ms. Arjani is a medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is joining MEB for a one-year fellowship before her last year of school. Her previous research endeavors have included cost-effectiveness analyses focused on ambiguities in oncological therapeutic practices. She is also committed to lifestyle medicine education and developing community education tools related to nutrition, physical exercise, and mental health.
Ms. Arjani's primary research interests lie at the intersection of these experiences – on the impact of modifiable lifestyle factors on cancer incidence, prognosis, and treatment. In MEB, Ms. Arjani is working under the mentorship of Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior investigator, to investigate the role of gender and the association with BMI at different stages of life, other measures of adiposity, and the risk of pancreatic cancer.