Dr. Hamlet Gasoyan is a PhD candidate in the health policy and health services research program. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy and has served as a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief for CommonHealth, a newly established peer-reviewed journal of the College of Public Health at Temple University.
Hamlet’s research is focused on health policy issues at the intersection of health insurance design, value-based payment models, and health outcomes for individuals with obesity and chronic diseases. His current research projects analyze clinical and claims data from hospitals and outpatient centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania to investigate the impact of insurance-related factors on the access and utilization of bariatric surgery. His research has appeared in top-tier research journals such as Medical Care, Journal of Healthcare Management, Vaccine and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
Hamlet earned his MPH degree from the University of South Florida and a clinical doctorate in dentistry from Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia). He is an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program and a Temple University Presidential Fellowship awardee.
Hamlet previously served as an advisor to the Parliamentary Permanent Committee on Healthcare at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, provided consultancy to a number of international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and practiced as a dentist and prosthodontist for several years. He is also experienced in grants acquisition and proposal development for NGOs. He led the acquisition process for greater than $3 million of developmental (action) grants with World Vision International's South Caucasus program over 2 years.