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Karine Martirosyan, MD, PhD, MPH has 18 years of experience and established record of accomplishments in developing, implementing and monitoring creative and innovative public health programs in the United States and internationally. Dr. Karine Martirosyan started her career as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Center of Maternal and Child Health Protection, WHO Collaborating Center in Yerevan, Armenia. For seven years, Dr. Martirosyan combined clinical work with clinical research, taught medical students, and participated in various maternal and child health projects. In 2001 Karine Martirosyan joined Doctors of the World-USA as a Maternal and Child Health Senior Clinician. In this role, Karine Martirosyan led the program in Gjilan Regional Hospital, restructuring the Hospital’s Maternity unit, training 136 health care providers from the Regional Hospital and surrounding Health Centers. A talented innovator, Karine Martirosyan developed a Continuing Medical Education program in obstetrics and gynecology, training 136 health care providers. In addition, Karine Martirosyan secured grant funding and created instructional materials, including “Training Materials for Doctors and Midwives/Nurses” and “Antenatal Care Protocols.” After relocating to the United States, Karine Martirosyan joined Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD), as Health Coordinator and in 2009 became the Director of Health Services of the Head Start and Children’s Services Department. ABCD Head Start and Children’s Services provides comprehensive health services to 2,500 low-income children ages 0 to 5 and pregnant women in Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Boston. As Health Services Director for Head Start Karine Martirosyan developed and implemented community based innovative partnerships and programs for low-income children and families in Boston. Karine Martirosyan, MD, PhD, MPH offers consultancy services to maternal and child health/public health programs. Dr. Martirosyan conducts public health services and systems research on disparities and the impact of community-based public health interventions on health outcomes of low-income young children and families. Prior to her professional endeavors, Karine Martirosyan attended Yerevan State Medical University, where she earned her Doctor of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Martirosyan completed the obstetrics and gynecology residency program at the Center of Maternal and Child Health Protection, WHO Collaborating Center in Yerevan, Armenia. After earning a scholarship from the World Health Organization, Karine Martirosyan earned a postgraduate diploma from University of Geneva. Karine Martirosyan holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health .

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Director of Health Services, Head Start and Children's Services

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.



Jan 2002Jan 2003

Master of Public Health

Harvard University School of Public Health

MD, PhD, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yerevan Medical University