Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), NIH
Dr. Anna Ghambaryan joined the Office of Extramural Activities at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in 2016. . As a Scientific Review Officer (SRO), Dr. Ghambaryan manages the first level of review required by the two-tier NIH peer review system for grant applications referred to NIAAA. She serves as the SRO for the Epidemiology, Prevention and Behavior Research Review Subcommittee (AA-2) which reviews applications on alcohol-related epidemiologic studies, prevention and consequences of a wide range of behaviors. This subcommittee also reviews multidisciplinary perspectives and community factors in general or well-defined populations covering all age-ranges who are at risk for alcohol abuse. In addition to the AA-2 study section, Anna is also responsible for managing various Special Emphasis Panels to review grant applications and contract proposals received in response to various NIAAA initiatives. Prior to the NIAAA, Anna was an Epidemiologist at Food and Drug Administration where she was a lead reviewer for the clinical investigations aiming to assess safety and effectiveness of implantable medical devices.
Anna started her federal career with Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), where she was a project Officer and research portfolio Coordinator and oversaw various programs like Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) and Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program. She has MD degree in general practice from Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, as well as MS in Psychology (Brigham Young University, Provo Utah), and PhD in Medical Psychology research with emphasis on Electrophysiology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. She was a Scientific Contractor for Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Crystal City, VA where she worked on DoD projects assessing the prevalence of problematic behaviors in the military.