Bahar Bakhshi

Graduate Student | School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness

About Me
Originally from Iran, I pursued my bachelor's degree in Nutrition Sciences from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Tehran Iran). While on my second year of undergraduate studies, I began volunteering as a Research Assistant at the Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences. Within the framework of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS), a large prospective study aiming to identify and prevent non-communicable disease risk factors in Iranian population, I collaborated in research projects on the association between dietary food groups and patterns with the risk of metabolic syndrome. 

Research interests:

  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Social determinants of health
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Nutrition policy

Why did you choose the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Arizona?
The University of Arizona Nutritional Sciences master’s program affords me the opportunity to continue strengthening my knowledge and research experiences within my research interests.