Varduhi Petrosyan, Ph.D.
Varduhi Petrosyan, an Armenian national, is a Professor of Health Sciences from the American University of Armenia Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH). Dr. Petrosyan is the current Dean of the SPH and Director of the Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) and was the Associate Dean in 2007-2015. She has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, a M.S. focusing on environmental health from the University of Idaho, and a degree in biochemistry from Yerevan State University. She has successfully led health services research projects in Armenia and the region focusing on public health services, tobacco control, tuberculosis control, primary care, ophthalmic care, diabetes care, environmental health, and other important projects. In 2011-2016, Dr. Petrosyan was a member of the Armenian Country Coordination Mechanism for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs. In 2012-2014, Dr. Petrosyan was the Advisor on Health Reforms to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia on a voluntary basis. Currently, she is a member of the Public Council next to the Minister of Health of the Republic of Armenia (MOH), the Management Council of the Health Inspectorate of the MOH, and the Working Group on Cancer Control Strategy of the MOH. She is currently the Associate Editor of the International Journal for Equity in Health.