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Hermine Poghosyan

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Hermine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, BSN

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Nursing

    400 West Campus Drive

    Orange, CT 06477

    United States


Hermine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, BSN, is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Poghosyan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jonkoping University in Sweden. She received her MPH from American University of Armenia and her PhD from University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Poghosyan completed a post-doctoral fellowship in interprofessional health-services research at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California Davis.

Dr. Poghosyan’s research focuses on cancer epidemiology and survivorship research, with a particular interest in cancer health disparities, lung cancer screening and tobacco use among cancer survivors and their social network members, including families, friends, and others. Her research produces evidence regarding how to maximize the health and well-being of cancer survivors and their family members. She has developed and managed multiple cancer-related and behavioral research studies and applied advanced quantitative analytical techniques to conduct large population-based studies. Currently, Dr. Poghosyan is a Principal Investigator of an R01 (R01CA258269) project that aims to investigate social networks and affective states in the context of smoking behaviors among adults diagnosed with tobacco-related cancer. This is a 5-year project (2021-2026) funded by the National Cancer Institute [$3,187,185]. This project will help to understand how to better promote smoking cessation among patients with tobacco-related cancer and their social network members—families, friends, and others.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Massachusetts, Boston (2013)
  • MPH
    American University of Armenia (2007)
  • BSN
    Jönköping University, Sweden (2005)

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