ETSU epidemiologist elected to APHA governing council


JOHNSON CITY (September 24, 2013) – Dr. Arsham Alamian, an epidemiologist with the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health, has been elected to the governing council of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.

Alamian, an assistant professor in the ETSU Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, focuses his research on the epidemiology of chronic disease, as well as the epidemiology of behavioral risk factors for chronic disease. He is a co-investigator on an interprofessional research grant recently awarded to ETSU by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the study of prescription drug abuse and misuse in Appalachia.

Alamian, who is also an elected, full member of the American College of Epidemiology, received his doctoral degree in public health, with a specialization in epidemiology, from the University of Montreal. He completed a fellowship in public health with the Quebec Population Health Research Network, also in Montreal, and holds a master of science degree in pharmacy, with a specialization in pharmacoepidemiology, from Laval University in Quebec City.

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