Victor Agadjanian is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the International Institute at UCLA. He is a social demographer, and his Armenia-related research has focused primarily on labor migration and its consequences for health and socio-economic well-being of non-migrating household members in rural areas. He has directed several large-scale sociological studies in Armenia, including a nationally representative Gender Barometer Survey. He has also directed projects aimed at building instruction and research capacity at Yerevan State University funded by the US federal government. In addition to his work in Armenia, Prof. Agadjanian has conducted research on migration, marriage and family, sexual and reproductive health, ethnicity, and religion in other parts of the former Soviet Union and elsewhere in the world.