Public Health; International experience of Diana Petrosyan

Publish Date: Aug 23, 2010

Dr. Diana Petrosyan has received her MPH at American University in Armenia at the College of Health Sciences. Diana’s main research interest is mental health and tobacco. In this respect, she has participated in the following training and workshops abroad.

On March 22-26, 2010 Dr. Diana Petroysan took part in a workshop, hosted by the Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada. Travel arrangements to Ottawa including flights, hotel accommodation, and per diems were arranged and provided by RITC. The workshop aimed to provide participants with the opportunity to explore the gendered dimensions of tobacco control research and policy from a social equity perspective, and to provide participants with an opportunity to strengthen interactions with their peers through networking.

In March Ms.Diana Petrosyan was also accepted to the Global Tobacco Control Certificate Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The certificate program is a formal, academic program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Individuals enrolled in the certificate program are to be prepared to complete graduate-level coursework which includes two courses taken online over an eight-week term which Diana took from March 29 – May 21, 2010, and four courses are taken in person in Baltimore, MD. Dina got financial support for her to stay in the United States and for costs associated with her travel and tuition and successfully completed the courses from June 14-25, 2010 at the Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute for Global Tobacco Control in Baltimore, MD.

On April 7-10, 2010 Ms.Diana Petrosyan was invited to the Penn-ICOWHI 18th International Congress on Women’s Health Issues being held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The purpose of the conference was to bring interdisciplinary perspectives and knowledge to the topic Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives. In planning this leading-edge, solution-driven conference was aimed to establish a dialogue about contemporary issues that women face in cities that impact their health and life experiences.

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