PhD | Delhi University, India
Dr. Saroj Bahl is currently an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. She teaches basic and applied nutrition courses to dental and dental hygiene students. Dr. Bahl also participated in problem-based learning courses taught to medical students at McGovern Medical School from 2001-2017. Dr. Bahl has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In the past, she has served as a faculty member at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Her accomplishments include several scientific and educational publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as more than 400 presentations to professional and community groups in the last 40 years. Dr. Bahl co-authored a textbook, “Nutritional Care of HIV-Positive Persons: A Manual for Individuals and Their Caregivers,” published by CRC Press in 1995.
Dr. Bahl has received multiple honors and awards for teaching excellence, including the prestigious John P. McGovern Award more than once. She has been listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers”, "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care," "Who's Who in America," "The World Who's Who of Women" and "International Who's Who of Professionals." She was named "Outstanding Dietetic Educator" by Texas Dietetic Association in 1995 and was nominated for “CASE” Professor (Carnegie Foundation of Advancement of Science and Education- U.S. National Professors Program) in 1994 and 1995. Recently, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who (2018). Her biography was selected for inclusion in “Successful Women Speak Out” published by Amazon in 2011.
Dr. Bahl has served as a board member for the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Association, Indo-American Charity Association, Asian-American Health Coalition , American Heart Association and Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education. She served as past president of the Texas Minority Faculty Association from 1995-1997 and again in 2004-2007. Dr. Bahl is currently serving on the board of the Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group and has been a member since 2006. She is a member of the Expert Group for Evidence-Based Guidelines for HIV/AIDS for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ( one of seven selected from U.S.) .Currently, she serves as a global expert/consultant in this specialty area.