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Anush Arakelyan
Research Coordinator
Neurological Surgery
HCC 3651 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7544


Anush Arakelyan, MPH, CCRP, is a Research Coordinator in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She coordinates drug and device clinical trials as well as data collection studies. She also works closely with investigators, which include neurosurgeons and residents on investigator-initiated trials helping with the study start-up and execution. Anush also provides advice on statistical techniques for study design, data collection, and analysis.

Anush earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she discovered her passion for scientific research while working as a laboratory assistant at the department of neurophysiology. After graduating in 2005, Anush joined the California Clinical Trials at Glendale Adventist Hospital working on Sleep, Depression/Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and other ongoing phase II/III studies at the site. After a year, she joined the Hepatology team at Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center as a research associate to further broaden her clinical research experience.

In 2007, Anush decided to go back to school while still working part time. She joined the Masters of Public Health program at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with an MPH degree in Biostatistics.

Anush rejoined the Cedars-Sinai Hepatology team full time again as a research associate II to coordinate trials as well as provide statistical consulting to residents and investigators. She worked closely on several investigator-initiated research projects. After a year of serving on the Hepatology team, Anush decided to pursue her passion in neurosciences and joined the USC Department of Neurosurgery in November of 2010.


Knickelbein JE, Liu B, Arakelyan A, Zicari S, Hannes S, Chen P, Li Z, Grivel JC, Chaigne-Delalande B, Sen HN, Margolis L, Nussenblatt RB. Modulation of Immune Responses by Extracellular Vesicles From Retinal Pigment Epithelium. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Aug 1; 57(10):4101-7. View in: PubMed

S. Sahai Srivastava, C. Ugurlu, C. Christie, A. Arakelyan. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Cypriot headache survey: a pilot study of headache prevalence and comorbidities in Cyprus. 2015; 357:167. View in: PubMed

Srivastava, S. Sahai, F. Xu, Arakelyan, Anush, O. Nworie, L. Green, A. Csere, K. Khan, and P. H. Cesar. Experiences of an outpatient infusion program of an academic headache center with intravenous magnesium therapy. 2015. View in: PubMed

Moazzam AA, Nehrer E, Da Silva SL, Polido JC, Arakelyan A, Habibian M, Krieger MD. The association between dental health and procedures and developing shunt infections in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 14(5):508-13. View in: PubMed

Yamini D, Basseri B, Chee GM, Arakelyan A, Enayati P, Tran TT, Poordad F. Tobacco and other factors have a negative impact on quality of life in hepatitis C patients. J Viral Hepat. 2011 Oct; 18(10):714-20. View in: PubMed

David Yamini, Benjamin Basseri, Anush Arakelyan, Pedram Enayati, Tram T. Tran, Grace M. Chee, Fred Poordad . The Natural History of Liver Fibrosis Progression Rate in Hepatitis C Infection. 2010. View in: PubMed

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