Arin A. Balalian

Arin A BalalianArin Balalian is an epidemiologist and physician with over a decade of research experience. Holding a doctoral degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University, a master’s degree in public health from the American University of Armenia, and a General Medicine degree from Yerevan State Medical University, he has made significant contributions to the fields of public health and medical research. His expertise lies in conducting observational research studies, implementing advanced epidemiological methods, and meticulously assessing the quality of existing research. Arin has numerous scientific presentations and publications, including systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses. Arin’s practical experience includes public health intervention evaluation, where he played a pivotal role in leading the evaluation of an Electronic Health Records-based referrals program to the early intervention program in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Apart from international collaborations, Dr Balalian has contributed significantly to public health and scientific research in Armenia. Dr Balalian has been instrumental in evaluating several key public health interventions in Armenia, such as the Breaking Cycle of Poverty program in Berd and the National HIV program. Dr Balalian has a long history of being an AAHPO friend. He started his career with the Fund for Armenian Relief in Armenia, where he not only helped with the administration of the CME program but also conducted a rigorous evaluation of the CME program for Artsakh physicians. He serves as an advisor to Master of Public Health students at the American University of Armenia. Most recently, in 2022, Dr Balalian received the AAHPO-Najarian Family Scholarship. Dr Balalian is collaborating with the Nutrition and Health program at the Evidence Center at Texas A&M University, conducting systematic reviews and evaluating the strength of evidence on environmental and nutrition-related topics.