Varduhi Petrosyan, PhD, MS

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

PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MS, University of Idaho

Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan is a professor and dean in the Turpanjian College of  Health Sciences (CHS)American University of Armenia (AUA). She also directs the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR). She received her Bachelor’s degree at Yerevan State University and her Master’s degree at the University of Idaho. She completed her PhD studies at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. She was elected to the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society (US National Public Health Honorary Society), Alpha Chapter, in 2006. She has successfully led health services research projects in Armenia and the region focusing on public health services, public health emergencies including disease outbreaks, tobacco control, tuberculosis control, primary care, ophthalmic care, diabetes care, environmental health, and other important topics. She was a member of the Country Coordination Mechanism for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs in the Republic of Armenia (2011–16). In 2012–2014, she was the Advisor on Health Reforms to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia on a voluntary basis. Dr. Petrosyan was also a member of the Expert panel on COVID-19 next to the Minister of Health of the Republic of Armenia (2020-23), the Primary Health Care Strengthening Task Force of the Ministry of Health (2021-22), and the Management Council of the Health Inspectorate Body of the Government of Armenia (2017-22). Currently, she is a member of the Public Council next to the Minister of Health of the Republic of Armenia and Advisory Board next to the Executive Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Deputy Chair of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group of the Republic of Armenia. Prior to her arrival to AUA, she held a position of Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she conducted research on comparative health systems (focusing on health spending and cross national comparison of quality) in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Dr. Petrosyan has authored many peer-reviewed publications and extensively presented her work at international scientific meetings and conferences. She is currently the Associate Editor of the International Journal for Equity in Health, an open access, peer-reviewed journal.

Room: PAB Room 405W
Phone: 060 61 2592
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Department: Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS)
Address: 40 Baghramyan Avenue, Yerevan 0019, Armenia