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Hermine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Faculty, School of Nursing

Office: 106 J Robinson Hall

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-7329

Education and Training:
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis
PhD     University of Massachusetts Boston
MPH   American University of Armenia, Yerevan Armenia
BSN    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden

Board Certifications: 
Palliative Care in Nursing, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) trainer

Research Interests: 
Tobacco control policy; Cancer health disparities; Improving health-related quality of life and symptoms for patients during and after cancer treatment; Racial disparities in health-related quality of life of patients following lung cancer surgery; Smoking status of individuals with a first-degree family history of cancer

Development Support Funds, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation/ONS 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research Scholarship

Global Supplementary Grant from Open Society Institute for the 2010-2011 academic years. Open Society Institute. New York, NY


Lash RS, Bell JF, Reed SC, Poghosyan, H, Rodgers J, et. al. A Systematic Review of Emergency Department Use Among Cancer Patients. Cancer Nurs. 2016

Poghosyan H, Stock S, Kennedy Sheldon L, Cromwell J, Cooley ME, Nerenz DR. Racial Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery: Findings From the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium. J Thorac Oncol. 2015;10(10):1404-1412.

Poghosyan L, Shang J, Liu J, Poghosyan H, Liu N, Berkowitz B. Nurse practitioners as primary care providers: creating favorable practice environments in New York State and Massachusetts. Health Care Manage Rev. 2015;40(1):46-55.

Poghosyan H, Bell JF, Joseph JG, Cooley ME. The association between having a first-degree family history of cancer and smoking status. Prev Med. 2014;66:12-16.

Poghosyan H, Sheldon LK, Leveille SG, Cooley ME. Health-related quality of life after surgical treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review. Lung Cancer. 2013;81(1):11-26.

Poghosyan H, Kennedy Sheldon L, Cooley ME. The impact of computed tomography screening for lung cancer on smoking behaviors: a teachable moment? Cancer Nurs. 2012;35(6):446-475.

Poghosyan L, Poghosyan H, Berlin K, Truzyan N, Danielyan L, Khourshudyan K. Nursing practice in a post-Soviet country from the perspectives of Armenian nurses: a qualitative exploratory study. Journal of clinical nursing. 2012;21(17-18):2599-2608.

For a complete list of publications, please visit:

Cooley ME, Poghosyan H, Sarna L. Lung Cancer in Psycho-Oncology third edition. Edited by Holland JC, Breitbart WS, Jacobsen PJ, Loscalzo MJ, McCorkle R. & Butow P. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015

Areas of Expertise:
Epidemiology and Population Health; Research Methods; Mixed Method Research

Honors & Awards: 
Academic Excellence in Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ann Kibrick Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership, University of Massachusetts Boston

Professional and Community Service:
Academy Health
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau International