Improving Nursing Education, Practice and Policy in Armenia.
MoU signing between between the Ministry of Health and AUA on behalf of its School of Public Health
Patch Adams, World Famous Clown and Doctor, Inspires AUA Community with Heartfelt Talk
Ruzanna Grigoryan Granted Universal Rights Award at US Embassy
Testing soil in a residential yard within nationwide thorough risk assessment project
MPH Student Shabitha Alexander Earns Vartkess M. Balian Award
MPH Student Shabitha Alexander Earns Vartkess M. Balian Award, a University-Wide Award for Academic Excellence and Service to Community
Meghrigian Institute Concludes Project on Vision Related Quality of Life
School of public health conducts series of tobacco reducing actions

In December of 2016, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) embarked on a new project to provide eye care to diabetic patients in the Tavush province of Armenia. The project was dedicated to the late Gloria Meghrigian, wife of Garo Meghrigian, who passed in 2016. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Meghrigian’s daughter, […]

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 model of technology acceptance: Hospital-based physicians’ perspective on EHR” in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. The article was based on his master’s thesis project.

YEREVAN, Armenia – Starting in 2015, the Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health collaborated with the National TB Control Center (NTCC) of the Ministry of Health and with financial support from the Armenian Medical Fund implemented the In-patient Tuberculosis (TB) […]

Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) conducted a project aimed at reducing the incidence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment among school children living in Kashatagh from fall 2016 to March 2017. Kashatagh is one of the eight provinces of Artsakh and the largest by area.  The living conditions and the situation in […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that Sarah Ghazarian, a second year student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, has been awarded the first place in a nationwide competition for “Best Student” among health professionals (masters level) in 2017 by the Republic of Armenia (RA) Ministry of Education and […]

YEREVAN, Armenia –On February 18, 2017, the RA Minister of Health Dr. Levon Altunyan and Chief of Staff Dr. Nelson Zuloyan visited the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH). AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian and SPH Dean Varduhi Petrosyan greeted the Minister and the Chief of Staff, […]

Hackensack, New Jersey, USA: The ARF Dro Gomideh, the Armenian Medical Fund (AMF), the American Armenian Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO) and Dr. Greg Simonian from Hackensack University Medical Center organized a joint event in New Jersey, at Hackensack University Medical Center on February 3, 2017. Around 100 health professionals from New York and New Jersey […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) is awarded competitive grant funding from the Global Bridges and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) to continue its work in the field of tobacco dependence treatment in Armenia. […]

The Voice of Armenians TV in New York covered the Panel Discussion “The State of Armenia’s Health Care 25 Years After Independence.” Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, Dean of Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, was one of the invited speakers for this event.

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 English language journal entirely devoted to venous disease and is officially endorsed by the American College of Phlebology. This peer-reviewed journal publishes results of high […]

Aida Giloyan, MPH, Research Associate of Meghrigian Institute, Tsovinar Harutyunyan, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor at Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, and Varduhi Petrosyan, MS, PhD, Professor and Dean of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health recently published an article “Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and […]

Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health conducted a 4-day training on “Ophthalmic Diseases, Modern Diagnostic and Treatment Methods” among ophthalmologists and a 2-day training on “Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ophthalmic Diseases” among ophthalmic nurses from nine marzes of Armenia in October and November […]

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) adoption in the Armenian dairy industry in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed British Food Journal. The coauthor is Tsovinar Harutyunyan, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor at the […]

In December 2016, Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health distributed 100 eye glasses to the beneficiaries of the Armenian Caritas Day Care Centers for the Elderly in Gyumri and Gavar cities.

YEREVAN, Armenia – Second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) students from Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) delivered poster presentations describing their internship experiences at various public health related organizations in Armenia. This was the third poster conference organized for the MPH students. Dr. Tsovinar Harutyunyan is the internship coordinator.

In 2014, the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) was one of the 19 organizations worldwide that was competitively awarded the 2-year grant to expand the work in the field of tobacco dependence treatment. The grant was presented by Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment and hosted by the Mayo Clinic and Pfizer […]

The American University of Armenia School of Public Health’s (AUA SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) presented its work at the 9th European Public Health Conference in Vienna, Austria, November 9-12, 2016 and the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, the UK, October 26-29, 2016.

Yerevan, Armenia –  AUA School of Public Health organized a public health seminar with Dr. Haroutune Armenian. At the beginning of the seminar the Executive Director of the Association of Healthcare Organizers of Armenia Dr. Smbat Daghbashyan and the Director of the National Institute of Health Dr. Alexander Bazarchyan presented the special Award recognizing Dr. […]

Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) completed eye screenings among people who live in Vardenis Neuropsychological Retirement Home, which currently serves around 430 people that started in July 2016.  Only 299 people were able to participate in the detailed eye screenings.

YEREVAN, Armenia – The AUA School of Public Health’s Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) Research Assistants Armine Abrahamyan (MPH 2015) and Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH 2016) were competitively selected to receive full scholarships to participate and present during the Tobacco Control Workshop for Health Professionals in Warsaw, Poland, October 25-26, 2016.       […]

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Bilezikian, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for International Education and Research at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, has organized a symposium designed to provide doctors and other health care professionals with the most up-to-date information about osteoporosis.

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 3 and 5, the Nursing in Armenia project of the AUA Center for Health Services Research and Development continued its outreach efforts with nurses and held a workshop on promoting healthy development among children with special needs. Ms. Marion M. Karian and Ms. Lilith Assadourian, child development specialists from California, […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 13, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the School of Public Health distributed eye glasses to the beneficiaries of the Center for Social Services for Single Elderly and Disabled People in Yerevan to celebrate World Sight Day 2016. World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 8th, 2016 the BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health, an open access peer-reviewed journal, published the article “Risk factors for children’s blood lead levels in metal mining and smelting communities in Armenia: a cross-sectional study”, which looked into the impact of environmental pollution with heavy metals through anthropogenic activities – metal […]

Yerevan– 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 years his restaurant thrived on Chicago’s Gold Coast, Zaven made a name for himself not only as an excellent restaurateur, but also as a […]

On June 13-16th the Nursing in Armenia project, a partnership between University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) continued its outreach efforts with nurses and nursing student and held a workshop on elder care at Nork Marash Medical Center (NMMC) and a workshop […]

Rochester, MN, USA – Senior Researcher Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH (2009) represented the AUA School of Public Health’s (SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) in the Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit 2016 that took place at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit brought together around 200 world […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (AUA SPH) hosted a two-day international conference on May 30-31, 2016 entitled “Nutrition Today Matters Tomorrow” with over 350 health professionals, program planners, and policy makers attending.

Copenhagen, Denmark – The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the WHO Regional Office for Europe published books on Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) in Europe: 1) Profiles of VHI in 34 countries in the WHO European Region – 27 out of 28 Member States of the European Union (EU), Armenia, Georgia, Iceland, Norway, […]

Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) honored Dr. Haroutune Armenian with the AAMS Health and Heritage Award for his 50 years of devotion to and passion for public health research, education, and health care in Armenia and around the world. The award was presented to Dr. Armenian during the ceremony celebrating […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On May 17th, 2016, the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) hosted the “Global Health Symposium: Lessons from Oncology” in collaboration with the Global Health Initiative of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology, […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health’s (SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) in collaboration with the Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment conducted a series of evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment trainings for primary healthcare physicians in Yerevan and Gyumri in May 2016. Yerevan and Gyumri […]

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 by replacement of long ureteric strictures using buccal mucosa graft in Armenia. The article was published in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed open-access journal Central European […]

On May 11th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health hosted a public health seminar with Dr. James C. Anthony. He presented “Truths, Half-truths, and Possible Mischief-making in Psychiatric Epidemiology” aiming to challenge public health professionals and epidemiologists to think more clearly and to be more articulate about epidemiological discoveries, and what […]

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 Stress Disorders & Treatment. The international peer-reviewed scholarly journal aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current […]

The AUA School of Public Health’s (SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) Senior Researcher Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH and Research Assistant Armine Abrahamyan, MS, MPH along with seven physicians from Yerevan and Gyumri completed the EPACTT-Treating Tobacco Dependence Training course and participated in the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Conference […]

In April 2016, Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health launched its annual eye screening program among socially vulnerable children.

YEREVAN, Armenia – On April 19th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health hosted a public seminar led by Fulbright Specialist Shakeh Kaftarian, PhD. She talked about empowerment evaluation methodology which is designed to demystify the planning, implementation, and evaluation of service programs.  The multidisciplinary audience of students, alumni, faculty members, and […]

The AUA School of Public Health works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.

The partnership between The American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is recommending that Armenia develop a culture of experimentation and testing for new nursing models and then expand them across the country. The recommendation comes after a one-day meeting on March […]

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 open-access journal SpringerPlus.

In February of 2016, Armine Abrahamyan (MPH 2015), an alumna of the American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) and Research Assistant in the Center for Health Services Research and Development, participated in the one-week seminar “Palliative Care in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology” in Salzburg, Austria.

LOS ANGELES, California, USA – The Autumn/Winter 2015 issue of the UCLA Public Health Magazine features an article, titled “Rebuilding After Tragedy,” which discusses an on-going follow-up study into the mental and physical health of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake survivors. One of the first and largest population-based assessments of earthquake survivors, the study was started […]

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 to complex interventions and suggested an extension to GRADE” from the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI), University of Oxford. She published the article in the […]

The American University of Armenia School of Public Health’s (AUA SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development presented its work at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa, December 2-6, 2015. The conference theme was “A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015” to reflect the changing landscape of […]

GYUMRI, Armenia – On October 8, Dr. Sarah Kagan, adjunct professor at the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) and Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing led the Nursing in Armenia Project Team in an outreach effort to healthcare professionals in […]

Violence against women can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially for men. Craig Norberg-Bohm, Coordinator of the Men’s Initiative at Jane Doe Inc. and Co-chair of North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN), has known this for many years, since he first began engaging men in the conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault. He gave a talk […]

Second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) students at the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) delivered poster presentations describing their internship experiences at various public health-related organizations in Armenia and abroad. This was the second poster conference led by MPH students.

Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan, Senior Researcher at the Center for Services Research and Development of the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) received Mayo Clinic’s provisional Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certificate in November, upon demonstrating appropriate skills on both knowledge-based and skills-based examinations.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health hosted a symposium, titled “Armenian Children’s Oral Health and Dental Program.” The two-day event, which was sponsored by the Bay Area Friends of Armenia (BAFA), took place on November 2-3 and is part of a much larger oral health education project initiated by BAFA and […]