Armineh Zohrabian, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Armineh Zohrabian was born on October 28, 1968, in Yerevan, Armenia. She received her PhD in Applied Economics from Auburn University in 2000, and has worked as a health economist in multidisciplinary teams with organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Canada. Her past research has spun from valuing genetic resources for developing new crop varieties with higher resistance to pests and pathogens, to economic evaluation of public health programs related to preventing emerging infectious diseases, such as West Nile virus, and risky health behaviors associated with chronic conditions such as obesity.

Armineh Zohrabian's research focuses on three main areas: Payment methods; 2) Hospital care; and 3) Community health, aiming to understand the effect of different payment methods on treatment and preventive strategies from hospital, physician, patient and societal perspectives. The fundamental goal of Zohrabian's research is to identify factors determining optimal behaviors and decisions so that past and future investments in health and health care may have greater health impact.

Articles Published in Annals of Translational Medicine

The economic case for US hospitals to revise their approach to heart failure readmission reduction