Visiting PhD Student
Work and interests
Saman was a visiting PhD student within the Nutritional Epidemiology programme. She is a recipient of Doc.Mobility fellowship from Swiss National Foundation. Her project will investigate associations of dietary consumption with health status of the liver by conducting epidemiological analysis of datasets from two population-based cohorts in the United Kingdom (Fenland Study) and Switzerland (CoLaus study), supervised by Dr Nita Forouhi and Dr Imaruma Fumiaki.
Background and experience
Saman is a Ph.D. student in Life Science at the Lausanne University Hospital, along with the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Prior to joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit, her project mainly focused on undernutrition prevalence and its determinants among hospitalized patients.
- de Mestral C, Khalatbari-Soltani S, Stringhini S, Marques-Vidal P. Fifteen-year trends in the prevalence of barriers to healthy eating in a high-income country. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Mar;105(3):660–8
- Khalatbari-Soltani S, Marques-Vidal P. Impact of nutritional risk screening in hospitalized patients on management, outcome and costs: A retrospective study. Clin Nutr. 2016/03/12. 2016;35(6):1340–6
- 2017, Doc.Mobility fellowship, awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
- Sep 2016, Travel Award, the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.