Maral DerSarkissian

Dr. DerSarkissian is an epidemiologist whose expertise includes epidemiologic methodology and applications of modern methods to observational health data. She has a wide range of experience in pharmacoepidemiology and health economics and outcomes research, including studies on causal methods and global health. Dr. DerSarkissian has conducted cost-effectiveness studies and comparative effectiveness studies; has examined treatment patterns, drug adherence, health care resource utilization and costs, and clinical outcomes; and has experience working on FDA post-marketing authorization studies. She has used data from electronic medical records, clinical trials, commercial insurance claims, and medical chart review studies in various disease areas including obesity, HIV-AIDS, cardiovascular disease, schizophrenia, breast cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia, and hemophilia. Dr. DerSarkissian has presented abstracts at conferences on epidemiology and health services, and co-authored manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. DerSarkissian is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the epidemiology department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. 


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • BA, Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Areas of Interest

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health economics
  • Obesity
  • HIV-AIDs
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Breast cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Hemophilia

Selected Publications