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Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Dr. Manasyan has 10+ years of experience in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) leading complex global health programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, managing cross-functional and multi-national teams, and providing strategic direction in government and nonprofit environments. Dr. Manasyan is an Associate Professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), based in Zambia, seconded to work at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), where he set up and heads the RMNCH Department. During his tenure, he has successfully implemented numerous programs and research studies and contributed to the development of several national guidelines (Zambia). The Departmental portfolio has expanded to include research studies in the field of neonatal hypothermia, preterm birth, early infants diagnosis of HIV, safe motherhood, post-partum hemorrhage, STI screening among pregnant women and adolescent girls, and cervical cancer, including the use of artificial intelligence.