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Karapet Davtyan (AUA MPH 2009) Published an Article in International Peer-reviewed Journal Public Health Action, Official Publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease – 15-12-2014

Karapet DavtyanDr. Karapet Davtyan, MD, MPH, MBA, is the lead author of the article published in the journal of Public Health Action (PHA), an official publication of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. “PHA is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that actively encourages, communicates and reports new knowledge, dialogue and controversy in health systems and services for people in vulnerable and resource-limited communities.” Dr. Hayk Davtyan (AUA MPH 2011) is among the co-authors of the article.

The article “Performance of decentralised facilities in tuberculosis case notification and treatment success in Armenia” published on October 21, 2014 in the PHA Volume 4, Supplement 2 is based on the findings of an operational research conducted by the National Tuberculosis Control Center of the Ministry of Health of Armenia to evaluate the performance of Tuberculosis outpatient services in Armenia (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iuatld/pha/2014/00000004/A00202s2/art00004). The findings are important not only for Armenia, but also for other high TB burden countries. This research was conducted through the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT), a global partnership led by the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization (WHO-TDR).  

Dr. Karapet Davtyan has been working in the National Tuberculosis Control Center (NTC) of the Ministry of Health of Armenia since 2011 and in January 2012 has been appointed as the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of NTC. Dr. Davtyan successfully implemented supportive decentralized monitoring and evaluation system for the National Tuberculosis Control Center. He also works as a Clinical Study Manager at Darmantest Laboratories, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliant Contract Research Organization, since 2013. Dr. Davtyan graduated from Yerevan State Medical University as a general practitioner in 2007 and in 2008 completed internship program in general medicine. In 2009, he has received his MPH degree form AUA and in 2013 completed the MPH/MBA dual degree program. Dr. Davtyan participated in several international workshops and certificate programs in the field of health care management and development. In his public health career in private and public sectors, he has been actively involved in research studies, particularly focusing on tuberculosis and cardiology.  

The AUA School of Public Health works actively to improve the health of the populace and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals and others to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.