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Hermine Poghosyan Biography

Hermine Poghosyan

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Health disparities
Social determinants of health
Cancer research
Health-risk behaviors


Her program of research is focused on maximizing the health and well-being of cancer survivors and their family members. She studies cancer health disparities, social determinants of health, health-risk behaviors, and cancer screening behavior, as well as quality of life of cancer survivors.

Project Description

Her research is focused on racial and ethnic disparities in lung cancer screening. This work is investigating and comparing lung cancer screening rates among adults (aged 55 to 80) eligible for lung cancer screening.

Publications – Past Five Years

Poghosyan H., Mello S., Robinson KR., Tan A.SL. (2020). Worry about the future health issues of smoking and intention to screen for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography. Cancer Nursing [In Press].

Poghosyan H, Fortin D, Moen EL, Quigley KS, Young GJ. (2020) Differences in uptake of low-dose CT scan for lung cancer among White and Black adult smokers in the United States-2017. JHCPU [In Press]

Poghosyan H, and Poghosyan A. (2020). Marijuana use among cancer survivors: Quantifying prevalence and identifying predictors. Addictive Behaviors [In Press].

Poghosyan, H., and Scarpino, SV. (2019). Food insecure cancer survivors continue to smoke after their diagnosis despite not having enough to eat: Implications for Policy and Clinical Interventions. Cancer Causes and Control,30 (3); 241-248. Doi: 10.1007/s10552-019-01137

Poghosyan H., Moen EL, Kim D, Manjourides J, Cooley ME. (2018). Social and structural determinants of smoking status and quit attempts among adults living in 12 US states, 2015. American Journal of Health Promotion.  Doi: 10.1177/0890117118792827

Cooley ME, Poghosyan H, Sprunck-Harrild K, Winickoff JP, Edge SB, Emmons KM. (2018). Tobacco treatment implementation within 28 Commission on Cancer accredited programs in the Northeast region of the United States: A pilot study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(5):706-713. Doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibx024.

Lash R, Bell JF, Reed SR, Poghosyan H, Rodgers J, Kim K, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. (2017). A systematic review of emergency department use among cancer patients. Cancer Nursing, 40(2):135-144.

Bell JF, Whitney RL, Reed SC, Poghosyan H, Lash R, Kim KK, Davis A, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. (2017). Systematic Review of Hospital Readmissions among US Patients with Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(2): 176-191. Doi: 10.1011/17.ONF.176-191.

 Poghosyan H, Darwish SA, Kim SS, Cooley ME. (2016). The association between social support and smoking status of cancer survivors with frequent and infrequent mental distress: results from 10 US states, 2010. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 10(6): 1078-1088.

Poghosyan L, Lucero RJ, Knutson AR, Friedberg MW, Poghosyan H. (2016). Social Networks in Health Care Teams: Evidence from the United States. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(7): 1119-1139.

Poghosyan H., Stock, S, Sheldon LK, Cromwell J, Cooley ME, Nerenz DR. (2015). Racial disparities in health-related quality of life following lung cancer surgery: findings from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 10 (10); 1404-1412

Poghosyan, H. and AbuFannouneh. (2015). The association between receipt of emotional support and social support and smoking status among cancer survivors: results from 10 US States, 2010. Nursing Research, 64 (2): E100.

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