Yeva Sahakyan (AUA MPH 2011) is a Research Associate at Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative of the University of Toronto in Canada
Dr. Yeva Sahakyan has recently joined the team at Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative, University of Toronto as a Research Associate. She is involved in the project “Program Evaluation of Telehomecare for Patients with Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: TeLeCare (TLC) Study”. Telehomecare is a patient self-management program for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure in Ontario. Her other research interests and expertise include cardiovascular health, rheumatology, gender research, overactive bladder and design of clinical trials.
Prior to joining the team at THETA, she spent two years as a Clinical Research Associate at “Astellas Pharma Europe” pharmaceutical company and received the Best Employee award for successful implementation and execution of international multicenter phase III and IV clinical trials in urology and neurology. Over seven years she was an assistant professor and practicing physician at the “Department of Clinical Pharmacology” further at “Department of Internal Medicine” at Yerevan State Medical University Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Yerevan State Medical University. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the AUA School of Public Health. During her years of study she received merit based university-wide awards for her outstanding academic performance. In 2013, Dr. Sahakyan published her MPH Thesis Project “Sex differences in long-term outcomes of patients with percutaneous coronary intervention: the Armenian experience” with her advisors Drs. Lusine Abrahamyan and Michael E. Thompson in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed academic journal Healthcare in Low-resources Settings (http://sph.aua.am/files/2014/02/Yeva-Sahakyan-thesis2013.pdf).