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

  • CAHS 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • CAHS 9210

    Investigation of a Problem

Teaching Interests

Health Economics, Healthcare finance, Applied Econometrics, Research Methods


Selected Recent Publications

  • Libraries "emptied" due to digital books? How to turn them into telemedicine hubs, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Attitudes and Perceived Communicative Competence: The Impact of Different AAC Means of Communication among Italian Teenagers, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Response to Mental Health Utilization in Youth and Young Adults., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Creation of a Longitudinal Legal Data Set to Support Legal Epidemiology Studies of Mental Health Insurance Legislation., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Comparative cost-utility analysis of postoperative discharge pathways following posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis in non-ambulatory cerebral palsy patients., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • DPHS Post-Tenure Review Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • DPHS P&T Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 3. AU Senate’s representative on the IT Governance – Research Technology Advisory Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • INNOVATE innovation competition 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 9. College of Education P&T Committee Member for Dr. Ashley Gess 2022 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

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