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- Emeritus
Haroutune Armenian

Departmental Affiliations


Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

Public Health E6148

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Disasters
  • Health Services Research
  • Psychopathology
  • Physical Illnesses
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University
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 & 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)

Select Publications
  • Schneider MF, Gange SJ, Margolick JB Detels R, Chmiel JS, Rinaldo C, Armenian HK. Application of case-crossover and case-time-control study designs in analyses of time-varying predictors of T-cell homeostasis failure. Annals of Epidemiol. 15(2):137-144; February 2005.

  • Mehio-Sibai A, Feinleib M, Sibai TA, Armenian HK. A positive or a negative confounding variable? A simple teaching aid for clinicians and students. Annals of Epidemiology, (in press).

  • Meyer CM, Armenian HK, Eaton WW, Ford DE. Incident hypertension associated with depression in the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment area follow-up study. J Afect Disord. 2004 Dec; 83(2-3);127-133.

  • Babayan ZV, McNamara RL, Nagajothi N, Kasper ED, Armenian HK, Powe NR, Baughman, KL. Lima JAC. Predictors of cause-specific hospital readmissions in patients with congestive heart failure. Clinical Cardiology, 26, 411-418, 2003.

  • Armenian HK, Morikawa M, Melkonian AK, Hovanesian A, Akiskal K, Akiskal HS. Risk factors for depression in the survivors of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. J Urban Health: Bull of the New York Academy of Medicine, 79(3):373-82, September 2002.

American University of Armenia (AUA)