PhD, University of Toronto
MPH, American University of Armenia
MD, Yerevan State Medical University
Dr. Lusine Abrahamyan is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She also works as a Clinical Epidemiologist at THETA Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary research group supporting policy decision-making regarding new drug and non-drug health technologies in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Abrahamyan’s PhD thesis was focused on methodological aspects of designing randomized controlled trials in rare diseases. As part of her post-doctoral work, she conducted a systematic review of cardiovascular quality indicator development initiatives which created a foundation for the “Best practices to develop pan-Canadian cardiovascular quality indicators”, adopted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Abrahamyan’s current research interests include health technology assessment (including clinical trials, economic evaluation), health services outcomes research and evaluation, and use of administrative databases for health research. Dr. Abrahamyan is an invited lecturer for the course of Community Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health and is supervising MPH students since 2006. She is currently teaching graduate courses in health survey research methods and systematic reviews.