Ariana Haidari

PhD Student at the University of Michigan

I am a registered dietitian currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences and Epidemiology at Dartmouth College. I am interested in how the interplay of genetic factors, microbes, and environmental exposures at critical developmental phases impact lifelong health and disease outcomes. My research focuses on the interaction between aging, blood metabolites, and the host microbiome over the human lifespan.


I completed my BS in Dietetics at the University of Delaware in 2014 and my Dietetic Internship at Cornell University in 2016. Prior to my beginning graduate school, I worked as a dietitian for the Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) and acute eating disorder treatment. In 2019, I was named Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I am currently conducting my doctoral studies in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.


My time in the Pacific Northwest has fed a love to scramble up mountains, walk on glaciers, ride my bike, wish for an orca whale sighting, and generally play outside as much as possible.