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College of Health Sciences
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Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded “Support to Control COVID-19 and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks” program

Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology

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PhD, Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
I have been intensively involved in quantitative and qualitative research and program development in Armenia throughout my work experience. I have led several research projects at CHSR as the Principal Investigator and served as primary and secondary advisor for MPH thesis projects on multiple public health topics. I have authored peer- reviewed publications and have presented my work at international scientific meetings and conferences, as detailed in my CV. My interests include socio-economic determinants of health, health-related behavior change, and program development and evaluation. Also, I have been extensively involved in the coordination and supervision of the projects at Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Turpanjian School of Public Health focusing on ophthalmic epidemiology and quality of life research. I have expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methodology.

Short Bio:

Dr. Tsovinar Harutyunyan is an Associate Professor at the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the American University of Armenia (AUA). Dr. Harutyunyan earned her PhD in Health Services Research from the College of Health and Human Sciences of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte in 2011. She obtained her MPH degree from the American University of Armenia in 1999. After graduating from AUA, she worked for more than 7 years at the Center for Health Services Research and Development. Currently Dr. Harutyunyan teaches graduate courses in social and behavioral sciences in public health, public health problem solving, and research seminars. Dr. Harutyunyan has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work at international scientific meetings and conferences.

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

1. Atanyan, A., Markosyan, K., Demirchyan, A., Lylozian, H., Giloyan, A., Kocharyan, L., Harutyunyan, T. (2022). Qualitative study of barriers and facilitators of health entrepreneurship in rural and semirural communities of Armenia. Rural and Remote Health, 22: 6645. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH6645
2. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. (2021). Visual impairment and associated risk factors among school-age children in Kashatagh, Artsakh. Acta Ophthalmologica, 99: S265, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.2020.0162
3. Giloyan, A., Khachadourian, V., Petrosyan, V., Harutyunyan, T. (2021) Prevalence and determinants of uncorrected refractive error among socially vulnerable older adult population living in Armenia. Public Health. 190:30-36. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.10.028.
4. Harutyunyan, T., Hayrumyan, V. (2020). Public opinion about the health care system in Armenia: findings from a cross-sectional telephone survey. BMC Health Services Research. 20(1):1005. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05863-6.
5. Truzyan N., Crape, B., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. (2018). Family-based Tuberculosis counseling supports Directly Observed Therapy in Armenia: A pilot project. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 6, 113-124
6. Harutyunyan, T., Giloyan, A., and Petrosyan, V. (2017). Factors associated with vision-related quality of life among adult population living in Nagorno Karabagh. Public Health. 153, 137-146. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.09.004.
7. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., and Petrosyan, V. (2017). Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and Gegharkunik Province, Armenia. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 24 (2), 97-103 doi: 10.1080/09286586.2016.1257028.
8. Galstyan, S., Harutyunyan, T. (2016). Barriers and facilitators of HACCP adoption in the Armenian dairy industry. British Food Journal, 118(11), 2676 – 2691. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-02-2016-0057.
9. Khachadourian, V., Truzyan, N., Harutyunyan, A., Thompson, M., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. (2015). People-Centered Tuberculosis Care versus Standard Directly Observed Therapy: Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials. 16: 281. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0802-2
10. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., and Petrosyan, V. (2015). The prevalence of and major risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Gegharkunik province of Armenia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Ophthalmology. 15:46 doi:10.1186/s12886-015-0032-0
11. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. (2015). Visual impairment and depression among socially vulnerable older adults in Armenia. Aging and Mental Health. 19 (2), 175- 81. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.920298
12. Thompson, M., Harutyunyan, T., Dorian, A. (2012). First Aid Training Course for Primary Health Care Providers in Nagorno Karabagh: Assessing Knowledge Retention. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 6, 509-14. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X1200132X

13. Thompson, M., Dorian, A., Harutyunyan, T. (2010). Identifying priority healthcare trainings in frozen conflict situations: The case of Nagorno Karabagh. Conflict and Health, 4, 21. doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-4-21

14. Harutyunyan, T., Demirchyan, A., Thompson, M., Petrosyan, V. (2010) Primary health care facility performance assessment in Armenia. Leadership in Health Services, 23 (2), 141-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/17511871011040724

15. Harutyunyan, T., Demirchyan, A., Thompson, M., Petrosyan, V. (2010). Patient satisfaction with primary care in Armenia: good rating of bad services? Health Services Management Research, 23, 12-17. doi: 10.1258/hsmr.2009.009012.

16. Thompson, M. and Harutyunyan, T. (2009). Impact of a community-based integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI) programme in Gegharkunik, Armenia. Health Policy and Planning, 24, 101-107; doi:10.1093/heapol/czn048.

17. Thompson, M. and Harutyunyan, T. (2006). Contraceptive Practice in Armenia: Panel Evaluation of an Information-Education-Communication Campaign. Social Science & Medicine, 63(11), 2770-2783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.07.026.

Peer-Reviewed Published Abstracts

1. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Hakobyan V, Kirakosyan L, Petrosyan V. Migraine headache and high tension glaucoma among adult population living in Armenia: a case-control study. Acta Ophthalmologica. 2019; 97: S263, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.2019.5131
2. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Uncorrected refractive error and associated risk factors among socially vulnerable older adult population living in Armenia. Acta Ophthalmologica. Volume 96, Issue S261,12 December 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/aos.13972_163
3. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan Ts. Self-efficacy predicts the outcome of smoking cessation attempts. Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16 (Suppl 1):A511, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/84431
4. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Visual outcome and vision related quality of life among patients after cataract surgery in Armenia European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue suppl_3, 1 November 2017,ckx187.275, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.275
5. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan Ts. Social Support and Smoking Cessation among Patients with Myocardial Infarction in Armenia. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue suppl_3, 1 November 2017, ckx187.179 (pg. 69), https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.179
6. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan Ts. The use of five “A’s” tobacco cessation strategy among patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction in Armenia. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation 2017; 3 (May Supplement):61 DOI: https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/70218
7. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan Ts. Smoking Cessation at 6 to 12 Months after Myocardial Infarction: A Cross-Sectional Study in Armenia. The 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH), Abstract Book, page 102. Porto, Portugal, 2017.
8. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Vision related quality of life among adult population living in Nagorno Karabagh. European Journal of Public Health 2016 November, 26 (suppl 1): page 374, ckw174.110 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckw174.110
9. Truzyan N, Petrosyan V, Harutyunyan A, Khachadourian V, Thompson M.E, Harutyunyan T. Patient Centered TB Treatment Approach: a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Armenia, 2015. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2015: Volume 19, Number 12, Supply 2, S114-S115. http://www.theunion.org/what-we-do/journals/ijtld/body/Abstract_Book_2015-Web.pdf
10. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and Gegharkunik province. European Journal of Public Health (2015) 25 (suppl 3): ckv176.223 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv176.223 First published online: 6 October 2015, page 457.
11. Truzyan N, Petrosyan V, Harutyunyan T, Crape B, Grigoryan R. How family-based counseling/education can impact the health of patients with tuberculosis in Armenia, 2013. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Volume 18, Number 11, Supplement 1, page 257, PD-1083-01, November 2014.
12. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. The prevalence of and major risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Gegharkunik region of Armenia, 2012. Volume 23, European Journal of Public Health Supplement 1, page 253, 2013.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

1. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Visual impairment and associated risk factors among school-age children in Kashatagh, Artsakh. European Association for Vision and Eye Research. Young Investigator and Poster Event. November 21-29, 2020 [E-poster]

2. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Hakobyan, V., Kirakosyan, L., Petrosyan, V. Migraine headache and high tension glaucoma among adult population living in Armenia: a case-control study. European Association for Vision and Eye Research Congress. Nice, France, October 17-19, 2019.

3. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan T. Self-efficacy predicts the outcome of smoking cessation attempts. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), Cape Town, South Africa, March 7-9, 2018. [Pitch presentation].

4. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan V. Uncorrected refractive error and associated risk factors among socially vulnerable older adult population living in Armenia. European Association for Vision and Eye Research Congress. Nice, France, October 4-6, 2018. [Short oral presentation]

5. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan V. Uncorrected refractive error and associated risk factors among socially vulnerable older adult population living in Armenia. European Association for Vision and Eye Research Congress. Nice, France, October 4-6, 2018. [Poster presentation]

6. Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Visual outcome and vision related quality of life among patients after cataract surgery in Armenia. 10th European Public Health Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, November 01-04, 2017. [Pitch Presentation]

7. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan Ts. The use of five “A’s” tobacco cessation strategy among patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction in Armenia. European Network of Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017, Athens, Greece, May 24-26, 2017 [oral presentation].

8. Hayrumyan V, Harutyunyan A, Harutyunyan Ts. Smoking Cessation at 6 to 12 Months After Myocardial Infarction: A Cross-Sectional Study in Armenia, the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH), Porto, Portugal, March 22-25, 2017 [oral presentation].

9. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. Vision related quality of life among adult population living in Nagorno Karabagh. 9th European Public Health Conference, Vienna, Austria, November 9-12, 2016. [poster presentation]

10. Navasardyan, N., Harutyunyan, T., Abrahamyan L. Antibiotic use: a cross-sectional survey of knowledge, attitude and practice among Yerevan adult population. ASPHER Young Researchers Forum, 9th European Public Health Conference. Vienna, Austria, November 9-12, 2016. [poster presentation]

11. Abrahamyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Kagan, S. Pediatric Palliative Care in Armenia: Qualitative analysis of the needs of adolescents with cancer and their parents. The Open Medical Institute. Palliative Care in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology seminar. Salzburg, Austria, February 7 -13, 2016. [oral]

12. Grigoryan, Z., McPherson, R., Harutyunyan, T., Truzyan, N. Exploration of factors facilitating adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment in Yerevan, Armenia. ASPHER Young Researchers Forum, 8th European Public Health Conference. Milan, Italy, October 14-17, 2015. [poster]

13. Abrahamyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Kagan, S. Pediatric Palliative Care in Armenia: Qualitative analysis of the needs of adolescents with cancer and their parents. ASPHER Young Researchers Forum, 8th European Public Health Conference. Milan, Italy, October 14-17, 2015. [poster]

14. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and Gegharkunik province. 8th European Public Health Conference. Milan, Italy, October 14-17, 2015. [poster]

15. Truzyan, N., Petrosyan, V., Harutyunyan, A., Khachadourian, V., Thompson, M.E, Harutyunyan, T. Patient Centered TB Treatment Approach: a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Armenia, 2015. 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health: A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015. Cape Town, South Africa, December 2-6, 2015. [oral]

16. Abrahamyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Kagan, S. Pediatric Palliative Care in Armenia: Qualitative analysis of the needs of adolescents diagnosed with cancer and their parents. 4th International Medical Congress of Armenia: First Cancer Patients and Survivors Summit of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia, July 2-4, 2015. [oral presentation].

17. Truzyan, N., Petrosyan, V., Harutyunyan, T., Crape, B., Grigoryan, R. How Family-Based Counseling/Education can Impact the Health of Patients with Tuberculosis in Armenia, 2013. 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM). Medical Decision Making Among Diverse Populations: Advancing Practice, Policy and Science, Miami, Florida, October 18-22, 2014. [poster]

18. Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan, T., Petrosyan, V. The prevalence of and major risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Gegharkunik region of Armenia, 2012. 6th European Public Health Conference. Brussels, Belgium, November 13-16, 2013. [poster]

19. Truzyan, N., Harutyunyan, T., Crape, B., Koshkakaryan, M., Petrosyan, V., Grigoryan, R. Health impact of family-based one-session training in homes with tuberculosis patients in Armenia, 2013. The 13th International Conference on Health Impact Assessment, Geneva, 2-4 October, 2013. [poster]

20. Harutyunyan, T., Demirchyan, A., Thompson M., Petrosyan V. Patient Satisfaction with Primary Care in Armenia: Are Standard Measurements Informative? Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Chicago, IL, USA, June 28-30, 2009. [poster]

21. Thompson, M., Harutyunyan T. Using the ideation framework to predict contraceptive practice: An empirical assessment from an Information-Education-Communication Campaign in Armenia. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Orlando, Florida, June 3-5, 2007 [poster]

22. Harutyunyan, T. European Journal of Public Health, Supplement. Abstracts of the 14th Annual EUPHA Conference. The Success of Health Promotion in rural areas of Armenia: Integrated management of childhood illness program, 2003. Montreux, Switzerland, November 2006. [oral]

23. Harutyunyan, T. European Journal of Public Health, Supplement, Abstracts of the 12th Annual EUPHA Conference, Health Inequalities in Armenia; Oslo, Norway, October 2004 [oral]

24. Harutyunyan, T. European Journal of Public Health, Supplement, Abstracts of the 11th Annual EUPHA Conference. Increasing Access to Public Health Training in Armenia: First E-learning Course; Rome, Italy, November 2003 [poster]

25. Sinai, I., Thompson, M., Harutyunyan, T. Men, Women, and Mothers-in-Law: Who Makes the Decision? 129th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Washington, DC, October 2001 [oral]

26. Harutyunyan, T. European Journal of Public Health, Supplement, Abstracts of the 10th Annual EUPHA Conference, Effects of Exposure to “Green Path” Information-Education-Communication (IEC) Campaign for Reproductive Health, Armenia, 2000; Dresden, Germany, November 2002 [poster]