Vahé Heboyan

Associate Professor

Vahé Heboyan

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: Health Econ Modeling


Dr. Vahé Heboyan is an expert in the cutting-edge field of health and behavioral economics and econometrics. He is an Associate Professor of Health Economics at the Augusta University and the Director of the Health and Behavioral Economics Research Lab. Dr. Heboyan has PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Georgia and postdoctoral training in health economics from University of South Carolina at Columbia. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the Armenian State Agrarian University. He is an expert in advanced econometric/statistical analytic and economic evaluation techniques and methodologies.


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics University of Georgia, 2011

  • MS, Agricultural Economics University of Georgia, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Assistantship Dept. of Ag. & Applied Economics, University of Georgia, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • STAT 7010

    Biostatistics I
  • MEDI 6320

    Brain, Behavior, & Movement
  • STAT 7020

    Biostatistics II

Teaching Interests

Health Economics, Healthcare finance, Applied Econometrics, Research Methods


Selected Recent Publications

  • Effects of seasonality and daylight savings time on emergency department visits for mental health disorders, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sex Differences in Gulf War Illness, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Costs and Trends of Emergency Department Utilization Pre-ACA and Post-ACA, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Children Who Use AAC in Italian Primary Schools, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Interprofessional education among occupational therapy programs, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Health economics, health policy, behavioral economics, economic evaluations, health technologies, policy evaluation, tobacco control, opioid, gun violence

Department Service

  • Health Informatics Faculty Search 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Nutrition Faculty Search 2015 - 2015

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • CAHS Faculty Practice 2015 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Faculty and Staff Awards 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • PhD Admissions 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member