MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
MPP, Johns Hopkins School of Arts and Sciences, 2003
MPH, American University of Armenia, 1999
MD, Yerevan State Medical University, 1997
Trained as an epidemiologist and biostatistician, I have been practicing statistical consulting for more than ten years. My research interests include observational case-based designs, design and analysis of clinical trials, and longitudinal modeling of patient-reported outcomes.
Over the years, I have collaborated with public health practitioners and clinical investigators in fields of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, dermatology and many others. I have been involved in investigations of impact of hemorrhagic stroke on overall functioning and quality of life, the relationship between cerebral blood flow autoregulation and neurocognitive outcomes after cardiac surgery, modeling disease trajectory in children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and eating disorders, and, most recently, anxiety and depression in pregnancy.
Since 2011, I teach the "Introduction to Clinical Research" course offered through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) to provide formal clinical research training a group of prospective investigators in wide range of clinical fields. I am also one of the principal faculty in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation, a joint venture between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine; it trains clinical faculty, postdoctoral fellows and other health professionals to be more effective clinical scientists by giving them skills in necessary to design and conduct clinical investigations of emerging medical treatments and technologies. I teach both in-class and on-line versions of the Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data course.
Honors and Awards
2013 -American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Best Paper on ADHD published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for “The Preschool Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment Study (PATS) 6-year follow-up”. JAACAP, 2013; 52(3):264-278.
2011 - Circulation’s "Best Paper Award" in the category of Population Science for "Prospective Study of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Heart Failure: The Sleep Heart Health Study”. Circulation, 2010; 122: 352-360 by Gottlieb DJ, Yenokyan G, Newman AB, O’Connor GT, Punjabi NM, Quan SF. et.al
2005 - 2007 Global Supplementary Grant, Open Society Institute (OSI) 2001 - Edmund S. Muskie Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship, US Department of State