Arusyak Harutyunyan, MPH, MD

Research Assistant Professor, AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS), Senior Researcher, Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR)

MPH (2009), American University of Armenia
MD, Yerevan State Medical University

Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan is a Research Assistant Professor in the  Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) and a Senior Researcher at the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development. Dr. Harutyunyan has led multiple quantitative and qualitative studies focusing on Tobacco Control, Tuberculosis Control and Maternal and Child Health. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the “Smoke-free coalitions in Armenia and Georgia project: A community randomized trial” (in partnership with Emory University and supported by the US National Institute of Health).  Dr. Harutyunyan teaches Basics of Health Lifestyle course to undergraduate students, co-teaches General Principles of Public Health Problem Solving and Graduate Research Seminar to graduate students. Dr. Harutyunyan is also the Coordinator (a volunteer position) of the Coalition for Tobacco Free Armenia, a union of 30 NGOs. In 2012, she was competitively selected to receive a Scholarship and completed the Global Tobacco Control Certificate Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2015, Dr. Harutyunyan completed the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Training Program and received Mayo Clinic’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certificate. In 2017, she received a scholarship and completed the European Regional Tobacco Control Leadership Program hosted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2018 she obtained the US National Certificate in Tobacco Control Practice in recognition of her significant amount of experience in this field.
Dr. Harutyunyan earned her MD from Yerevan State Medical University in 2007 and Master of Public Health from the American University of Armenia in 2009. In 2008 she received Vartkess and Rita Balian Merit Award from AUA for achieving outstanding scholastic record and for showing great promise towards a professional career. She has also completed a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Yerevan State Medical University, 2011) and has been a practicing Obstetrician/gynecologist. Dr. Harutyunyan has published in peer-reviewed journals and extensively presented her work in various international scientific conferences.