Research Methods in Health Care

Speaker: Dr. Hamlet Gasoyan
Doctoral Fellow, Department of Health Services Administration and Policy,
College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Date & Time: May 29, 2019, 10:00-15:00
Location: Yerevan State Medical University, Administrative Building, 5th Floor, Public Health Auditorium
Language: Armenian, some of the printed and electronic materials distributed during the seminar will be in English

Some of the workshop’s time (approximately 2 hours) will be allocated to informal lectures on research project design and research methods and the remaining time (3 hours) will be devoted to workshop participants’ research idea and/or project discussion, questions, and active group work on detailing the steps from inception of the research question to manuscript publication based on a mock research project. Basic research design methodologies applicable to health sciences such as cross-sectional, cohort, case-control studies and randomized controlled trials will be discussed. A major focus of the workshop is to help the participants to transform their own research ideas into research project proposals.

Target Group
The workshop is intended for faculty and graduate students working on medical and public health research projects.

Presenter’s Short Bio
Dr. Hamlet Gasoyan is a clinician trained in health services management and health policy. He has earned his Master of Public Health degree from University of South Florida (USA), clinical doctorate in Dentistry and specialty training in Prosthodontics from Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia), and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Health Policy and Health Services Research at Temple University (USA). He is an alumnus of the US Department of State Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program and a Temple University Presidential Fellowship awardee.

Dr. Gasoyan has previously served as an expert advisor to the Parliamentary Permanent Committee on Healthcare, Maternity and Childhood Issues at National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, provided consultancy to number of international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and practiced as a dentist and prosthodontist for several years. He is also experienced in grants acquisition and proposal development for NGOs. He led the acquisition process for greater than $3M of developmental grants with World Vision International’s South Caucasus program over 2 years. Dr. Gasoyan’s current research interests include value-based payment models, healthcare quality, obesity and oral health.

Select peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Gasoyan, H., Tajeu, G., Halpern, M. T., & Sarwer, D. B. (2019). Reasons for Underutilization of Bariatric Surgery: The Role of Insurance Benefit Design. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 15(1): 146-151 PMID: 30425002
  2. Martin T. R., Gasoyan H., Wierz D. J. (2019) A Framework for Contracted Health IT Performance Assessments. Hospital Topics, 97(1): 15-22. PMID: 30636540
  3. Trumbo, S. P., Silver, D., Domenti, O., Gasoyan, H., Paatashvili, E., Gellin, B. G., & Gordon, J. L. (2018). Strengthening legal frameworks for vaccination: The experiences of Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova. Vaccine. PMID: 30392764

To attend please register under the link by May 27:

This event is hosted by Yerevan State Medical University and sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). Funding for this workshop is made possible through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and through private donations.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran with respect to membership, rights, privileges, programs or activities of ARISC.