Armineh Zohrabian, PhD


University of Missouri researcher Dr. Armineh Zohrabian applies her background in economics to uncover health insights.

Zohrabian has had a varied research career, covering topics that range from examining genetic resources for developing new pathogen-resistant crops to evaluating infectious disease prevention programs to investigating risky behaviors associated with chronic health conditions. Now, she works to identify which factors determine optimal health and health care behaviors and decisions, so that past and future investments can have have greater health impacts. Her research focuses broadly on payment methods, hospital care and community health, with the aim of understanding the effects of different payment methods on treatment and preventive strategies from hospital, physician, patient and societal perspectives.

Zohrabian holds a PhD in applied economics. In addition to her career in academia, she has worked as a health economist in multidisciplinary teams with organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Canada’s Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

At MU, Zohrabian conducts research and teaches graduate courses in health economics and health care financial management. She helps her students build strong economic knowledge and skills — positioning them to better solve real-world health care problems.

Dr. Armineh Zohrabian is an assistant professor of health management and informatics in the School of Medicine.

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Academic Information

Assistant Professor
P. 573-882-2473

Research Interests

  • Health economics
  • Prevention effectiveness
  • Risky health behaviors
  • Discrete choice experiments
  • Probabilistic simulations

Areas of Expertise

  • Health economics
  • Choice experiments
  • Healthcare policy
  • Healthcare payment methods

Education & Training

Post-Graduate School

2000, Ph.D., Auburn University