MPH Alumni Successes

4 min read Many AUA alumni have found their life partners at AUA, and Hakob Karapetyan (MPH ’18) and Sarah Ghazarian (MPH ’17) are no exception. They both received their Master of […]

2 min read YEREVAN, Armenia — The Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the American University of Armenia (AUA) has recently published an article entitled “Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among […]

2 min read YEREVAN, Armenia — Zhanna Sargsyan, M.S. (MPH ’18), Varduhi Hayrumyan, M.S. (MPH ’16), and Varduhi Petrosyan, M.S. PhD, from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and […]

2 min read YEREVAN, Armenia — The Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the American University of […]

2 min read YEREVAN, Armenia — Zaruhi Grigoryan, BS (MPH ’16),  Zhanna Sargsyan, MS (MPH ’18), Diana Muradyan, MD, Ph.D. (MPH ’20), Kristina Mnatsakanyan, MD, (MPH ’11), Varduhi Hayrumyan, MS (MPH ’16), […]

2 min read YEREVAN, Armenia — Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH ‘16), a research associate at the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian College of Health […]

2 min read YEREVAN, Armenia — The Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) at the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian College of Health […]

2 min read DUBLIN, Ireland — A delegation of faculty and full-time researchers from the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of […]

FLORENCE, Italy — On October 9-12, Research Associate Zhanna Sargsyan (MPH ’18) from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development of the American University of Armenia (AUA) […]

Arman Tsaturyan received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the American University of Armenia (AUA), concurrently specializing in urology at […]

YEREVAN, Armenia — On September 8, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted Dr. Lusine Poghosyan (MPH ’03), Stone Foundation and […]

Researchers from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the American University of Armenia (AUA), Zhanna Sargsyan […]

YEREVAN, Armenia — Shant Torkom Yeretzian (MPH ‘22), M.D., graduate of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program of the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS), American University of Armenia […]

Despite strong evidence demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-19 and its serious health complications, the worldwide uptake of COVID-19 vaccines remains low, Armenia being no exception. The […]

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YEREVAN, Armenia — Following a rigorous and transparent peer-review process, American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) alumna Dr. Manushak Avagyan, MD, (MPH ‘20) has published her Master […]

BERLIN, Germany — A delegation of researchers from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS), American University of Armenia (AUA), […]

  Balu Vignesh Thavidu Rajan (MPH/MBA ’15) is a dual degree MPH and MBA graduate of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the Manoogian Simone […]

On September 2, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS), in collaboration with the Republic of Armenia (RA) Ministry of Health (MOH), organized a discussion […]

  Zaruhi Grigoryan (MPH ‘15), a research associate at the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the […]

The researchers of the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) recently published […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) is happy to share that AUA alumna Diana Muradyan, MD, PhD (MPH ‘20) has published her MPH master’s […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is happy to share that researchers of the Entrepreneurs in Health (EIH) program of the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) have published an article titled […]

AUA alumnus Dr. Garry Aslanyan (MPH ’97) is one of the first graduates of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA). Starting his […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share the news on a recent publication by researchers at the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) at the […]

Marietta Khurshudyan (MPH ’05), an alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA), has held various positions and assumed many roles in her career: lecturer, producer of medical TV shows, […]

The Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) published an article titled “Smoking Cessation Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Among Tuberculosis Physicians: A Qualitative Study” […]

Researchers of Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), American University of Armenia (AUA), published an article titled “Prevalence and Determinants […]

|Azatutyun| Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan and Lena Nanushyan (MPH ’05) comment on the drawbacks. /ARM/

On October 12-16, 2020, researchers from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) represented the American University of […]

The Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) published an article titled “Barriers to utilization of adolescent friendly health services in primary healthcare facilities […]

The Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) published an article titled “Public opinion about the health care system in Armenia: findings from a […]

The Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA)  is proud to share that alumna Kristine Poghosyan, MD, MPH (‘18), published her master’s thesis, titled […]

|Public TV| Akopyan will study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. /ARM/

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to share that Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH ‘16) and Zhanna Sargsyan (MPH ‘18), researchers from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share the publication of an article in the Nursing Journal of Management. The journal is an international peer-reviewed popular platform for […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that Turpanjian School of Public Health alumna Monica Steffi Thomas, MD, MPH ‘17, has published her MPH thesis. The article […]

After graduating from Yerevan State Medical University, Dr. Irina Papieva (MPH ‘05) continued her education at the American University of Armenia (AUA). One year after her graduation, she began her […]

“We are adopting new strategies to make a more effective response to the pandemic.”

|Public TV| Lena Nanushyan (MPH ’05) comments on the effectiveness of COVID-19 risk management. /ARM/

|Panorama.am| The Deputy Health Minister says Armenia can administer 1,000 tests daily.

L. Kocharyan was appointed by the decree of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Epidemiologists Dr. Haroutune Armenian, AUA President Emeritus, and Dr. Vahe Khachadourian (MPH ’11), SPH assistant professor, answer questions about coronavirus.

Dr. Nune Mangasaryan (MPH ‘97) is one of the first graduates of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA). She has almost 40 […]

MARSEILLE, France – Researchers from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) Serine Sahakyan (MPH’ 15), Zaruhi Grigoryan […]

ZURICH, Switzerland ‒ On August 13-16, 2019, Senior Researcher Nune Truzyan (MPH ‘03) from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the American University of […]

In June, 2019, Drs. Anahit Demirchyan and Dzovinar Melkom Melkomian — researchers from the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the American University of Armenia […]

Serine Sahakyan (MPH ‘15), research associate at the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) published an article in the […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that Dr. Vahe Khachadourian (MPH ’11), assistant professor at the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), received 2019 AUA Faculty […]

Coming from a family of medical doctors, Hasmik Kocharyan (MPH ‘99) decided to serve in the humanitarian field. Her career choice led her to managerial positions with Oxfam, Positive Planet, […]

Yerevan, Armenia – American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s (SPH) alumni Yelena Sardaryan (MPH ‘13), Dr. Zaruhi Arakelyan (MPH ‘16), and Dhamodharan Ramasamy […]

Arin Balalian (American University of Armenia, Master of Public Health 2011), with colleagues from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (CUMSPH), published an article titled “Prenatal and childhood exposure […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) alumni Meri Tadevosyan (MPH ‘11) and Anna Ghazaryan (MPH ‘11) published an article titled “Factors contributing to rapidly […]

ALIGARH, India ‒ The American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) is proud to share that Dr. Karthiga Vasudevan (MPH ’18) was awarded Best Oral Presentation […]

[Journal of Geochemical Exploration] The publication is entitled: “Assessment of residential soil contamination with arsenic and lead in mining and smelting towns of northern Armenia.”

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) recently published an article entitled “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 23 Years After the 1988 Spitak Earthquake in […]

Balu Rajan and Shabitha Alexander sat in the bright July sunlight on the grounds of their alma mater, the American University of Armenia (AUA), looking quite content. They are both […]

[168.am] “The education I received at AUA’s School of Public Health has been very important for me, not only in terms of the knowledge and skills gained there, but also […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – From November 28-30, Shahane Mnatsakanyan, a 2017 alumna from the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, presented part of her […]

Stockholm, Sweden – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) is proud to share that Dr. Monica Steffi Thomas (MPH ‘17) was […]

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – From November 1-4, researchers and graduates from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) presented their work at the […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) recently published an article entitled, “Assessment of residential soil contamination with arsenic and […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – Kristina Akopyan (MPH ’13), alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a scholarship to […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vahe Khachadourian as Assistant Professor at the Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health […]

Karine Minasyan (MPH ’15), alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a year-long research scholarship (2017/2018) to […]

Dr. Armine Tumasyan has been promoted to  the position of Clinical Research Associate at Harris Corporation , which works on a contract for National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD, […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) alumnus Mher Beglaryan (MPH ‘13) published an article entitled “Development of a tripolar […]

Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (MPH) Alumna Gohar Abelyan, MPH (2015), MSc has published her MPH thesis project in the Journal of Phlebology. Phlebology is the only […]

AUA MPH Alumnus Suren Galstyan, MS, MPH (2015) has published an article on barriers and facilitators of a hazard analysis critical control point based food safety management system (HACCP FSMS) […]

Vienna, Austria – An alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) Nare Navasardyan (MPH 2016) was competitively awarded a Short-Term Conference and Travel Grant […]

Referred to as “the jewel” of Chicago’s Armenian community, the late Zaven Kodjayan, owner of Zaven’s Restaurant, is remembered by loved ones for his generosity and dedication. Through the 27 […]

Շարունակելով փնտրել և գտնել աշխարհի տարբեր երկրներում սովորող հայ ուսանողներին, «Հայ ուսանողները՝ աշխարհի լավագույն բուհերում» շարքում այս անգամ ներկայացնում ենք երիտասարդ բժիշկ-ուռոլոգ Արման Ծատուրյանի պատմությունը: Արմանն ավարտել է Երևանի պետական […]

American University of Armenia (AUA) Master of Public Health (MPH) 2013 Alumni Arman Tsaturyan and Kristina Akopyan published an article on the experience of application of a rare surgical technique […]

American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (MPH) Alumna Ani Movsisyan MPH (2013), MSc, DPhil candidate has published her MPH master’s thesis project in the Journal of Traumatic […]

In February of 2016, Armine Abrahamyan (MPH 2015), an alumnus of the American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) and Research Assistant in the Center for Health […]

AUA MPH Alumnus Arman Tsaturyan, MD, MPH (2013) has published his master’s project that explored the risk factors for complications after radical cystectomy in Armenia in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed […]

Dr. Armine Tumasyan has been promoted to  the position of Clinical Data Quality Specialist at Harris Corporation, which works on a contract for the US National Institute of Health in […]

In an effort to help American University of Armenia (AUA) students achieve even more academic success, AUA has started a new student service this year. Counseling services are now available […]

Ani Movsisyan (American University of Armenia, Master of Public Health 2013), supervised by Dr. G.J. Melendez-Torres and Professor Paul Montgomery, published an article titled “Users identified challenges in applying GRADE […]

American University of Armenia School of Public Health alumnus, Vahe Khachadourian, MD, Master of Public Health (MPH), has been granted the Calouste Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship to continue his studies […]

Dr. Arin A. Balalian MD, MPH has joined the DrPH program in Epidemiology offered at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Balalian’s research interests include life course and […]

An alumnus of the American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) was awarded the Prize for Best Poster in the ASPHER Young Researchers Forum, a pre-conference event […]

The paper on stunting suggested that non-nutritional factors could also lead to child stunting in rural Armenia and public health interventions should include sanitation and hygienic measures along with adequate […]

Shabitha Alexander, a student from the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Master of Public Health program, was the winner of the Vartkess M. Balian Merit Award for the 2015-2016 academic […]

Ruzanna Grigoryan, an AUA MPH 2007 graduate, has been admitted to the one-year Master of Science program in Philosophy and Public Policy for the academic year of 2015-2016 at the […]

American University of Armenia (AUA)’s photo submission was recently announced as a finalist in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s 2015 Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Photo Contest.

Artem Vrshikyan is a dentist who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health at the American University of Armenia (AUA). During his internship last year at COAF, Artem […]

In March 2015, Dr. Naira Gharakhanyan joined Peace Corps (PC) Armenia as a Director of Volunteer Health. The position intends to establish and manage in-country PC Volunteers’ Health Support Program.

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is very pleased to share that Nazareth Seferian, a 2007 graduate of the School of Public Health (SPH), has recently been appointed Armenia Country Director of ONEArmenia, a platform for development programs in Armenia that centers on transparency, innovation, and participation.

AUA School of Public Health researchers and faculty members Nune Truzyan (MPH 2003), Byron Crape, Ruzanna Grigoryan (MPH 2007), Hripsime Martirosyan (MPH 2005), and Varduhi Petrosyan published an article entitled […]

In January 2015, Zara Mkrtchyan joined USAID|Armenia as the Project Management Specialist. With her colleague, Astghik Grigoryan (AUA MPH 2001), Zara will be involved in overseeing the health projects funded […]

Yerevan, Armenia – The paper entitled “Loss and psychosocial factors as determinants of quality of life in a cohort of earthquake survivors” is the recent one in the series of […]

Dr. Karapet Davtyan, MD, MPH, MBA, is the lead author of the article published in the journal of Public Health Action (PHA), an official publication of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. “PHA is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that actively encourages, communicates and reports new knowledge, dialogue and controversy in health systems and services for people in vulnerable and resource-limited communities.” Dr. Hayk Davtyan (AUA MPH 2011) is among the co-authors of the article.

From February 2015 Anna Oksuzyan, MD, MPH, PhD will lead new Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, Germany investigating why women […]

The paper entitled “Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the PTSD Checklist and DSM-5 PTSD Symptom Set in a Long-term Post-earthquake Cohort in Armenia” is the recent one in the […]

AUA MPH Alumna Ruzanna Grigoryan, MD, MPH (2007), has published her master’s project that explored the reasons for Armenian women’s high satisfaction with objectively poor quality childbirth services in the […]

Vahe Khachadourian, MD, MPH, has been awarded a scholarship to pursue his PhD studies in Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. UCLA has been consistently ranked among […]

 Dr. Arin A. Balalian, MD, MPH, and his co-authors Hambardzum Simonyan MD, Kim Hekimian PhD and Byron Crape PhD, have published an article in the journal Human Resources for Health. Human Resources for […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On June 19, 2014, alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Dr. Ruzanna Grigoryan (MPH ’07) won the Civic Activism Award, along with Karen Harutyunyan, Vahe […]


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