Vahé Heboyan, PhD
(formerly Medical College of Georgia)
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Last updated: 05.20.2020
Dr. Vahé Heboyan is an expert in the cutting-edge field of health and behavioral economics and econometrics. He is an Assistant Professor at the Augusta University and the Director of the Health and Behavioral Economics Research Lab. Dr. Heboyan has PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Georgia and postdoctoral training in health economics from University of South Carolina at Columbia. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the Armenian State Agrarian University. He is an expert in advanced econometric/statistical analytic and economic evaluation techniques and methodologies.
Dr. Heboyan’s research takes a multidisciplinary approach to economic evaluation of health programs and economic efficiencies in health care delivery. His current research focuses on health/behavioral economics and application of health technologies, such as telehealth, mHealth, and VR/IR, to improve access and quality of care in civilian and military populations. As a health economist, Dr. Heboyan uses advanced econometric modeling and economic evaluation techniques to examine efficiency and effectiveness in health care production and consumption. His research in behavioral economics aims to explain the health decisions individuals make from an economic and psychological perspective, and the use of economic incentives to improve behaviors, habits, and overall health outcomes. His research related to health technologies focuses on better understanding clinical and economic implications of applying technology-driven solutions to healthcare and public health challenges and creating sustainable market driven solutions (e.g. business start-ups) to address these challenges. Finally, his research in health services research focuses on better understanding and improving various health and policy outcomes, such as child and adolescent mental health, smoking behaviors, gulf war illness in veterans, etc.
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