Hermine Poghosyan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Specialty: Interprofessional Health-Services Research
Hermine Poghosyan is a Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Postdoctoral Fellow. She conducts interprofessional health-services research focused on access to high quality and safe care under the guidance of Associate Dean for Research and Professor Jill G. Joseph. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Poghosyan will collaborate with an interprofessional team to strengthen access to high-quality chronic disease care for under-resourced and disadvantaged individuals.
Poghosyan’s research interests include tobacco control, smoking cessation programs and health disparities, interest areas she developed while working toward a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, with a health policy focus, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her dissertation research investigates racial disparities in health-related quality of life following lung cancer surgery.
She received a master’s degree in Public Health from the American University of Armenia and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Jönköping University in Sweden. She also holds a nurse-midwife diploma from Yerevan State Basic Medical College in Armenia.
Poghosyan has served as a research assistant on multiple research studies within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. From 2004-2007 she was the project leader of an initiative to improve rural health outcomes in Armenia that was funded by the Swedish International Development Agency. She has also worked as a nurse and a nurse educator in Armenia.
Most recently, she has authored articles in Lung Cancer and Cancer Nursing.