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AUA SPH Dean Varduhi Petrosyan’s Co-authored Article Featured on Vox News Media

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YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that a paper co-authored by Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, dean of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, was featured in a recent Vox article about Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, one of the co-authors of the article and a prominent Princeton University professor who passed away in November. Sarah Kliff, a senior policy correspondent at and one of the country’s leading health policy journalists, wrote, “I wanted to take today’s VoxCare to tell you about a Reinhardt paper I think anyone interested in health policy ought to read. It fundamentally shaped how I think about the biggest problems in American health care — and the right solutions to fix them. The paper is called “It’s the prices, stupid!” It is co-authored with Gerald Anderson, Peter Hussey, and Varduhi Petrosyan.”

The same media outlet wrote about this paper in October, stating, “In 2003, a team of influential economists published a paper pointing out that prices are the key problem in American health care. It came with the title: “It’s the Prices, Stupid.””

The AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.