DrPH, Johns Hopkins University
MD, American University of Beirut
One of the earliest to apply epidemiologic methods to study the effects of civil war at the population level during the 1980s in Lebanon and the long term effects of the earthquake disaster in Armenia during the 1990s, using both case-control and cohort approaches. Application of epidemiologic methods in a number of chronic diseases and in health services research and evaluation. More recent research includes the study of cancer within the multi-center AIDS cohort program, and the study of psychopathology as a determinant of physical illness in Baltimore.
Honors and Awards
Presidential Medal of the Order of Cedars, Republic of Lebanon (2004), Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2002), Movses Khorenatsi Presidental Medal of Service and Accomplishment, Republic of Armenia (2001), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London (2001) Advising, Teaching and Mentoring Award School of Hygiene and Public Health Student Assembly (1999), Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal Excellence in Education, School of Hygiene and Public Health (1995)