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I am a Senior Research Fellow (Australia's NHMRC Investigator Grant) involved in research work and supervising PhD students. I am interested in HIV care continuum, social determinants of health, and contemporary and alternative medicine. More recently, I am also interested in perilous medicine i.e. conflict and health in Africa. Currently, I am investigating the role of HIV peer counselors on testing uptake, treatment linkage and retention, and perilous medicine in Tigray. I apply quantitative methods including cross-sectional, cohort, and cluster randomized trial studies. I also apply systematic review and metanalysis, qualitative methods including in-depth interviews, and consensus methods such as nominal group technique analyzed using non-parametric analysis. I use R, SPSS, NVivio, RevMan, and Covidence softwares.

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I am an energetic, adaptable, ambitious person who responsibly approach to any task that I undertake. Having more than 15 years experience in clinical activities, teaching and research in health areas mainly around communicable and non-communicable infectious illnesses starting from rural remotes of Ethiopia to Australia, I am excellent in working with others, delivering tasks punctually and in quality, and producing outcomes. I have been involved in several leadership skills in variety positions to variety audience. My management, communication and problem-solving skills made me in producing favourable outcomes. Recently, I am involved in researching infectious and non-infectious illnesses under normal and conflict/crisis situations. I am interested in HIV care, social determinants of health, contemporary and alternative medicine, and conflict and health using ystematic review and metanalysis; quantitative methods including cross-sectional, cohort, and cluster randomized trial studies; qualitative methods including in-depth interviews; and consensus methods such as nominal group technique. I apply descriptive and inferential statistical analyses including linear-, logistic- , and cox- regression, ANOVA, and different non-parametric analyses. I use R, SPSS, NVivio, RevMan, and Covidence softwares.

Education/Academic qualification

1. PhD in Public Health (Awarded on 17 April 2019), College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia 2. MPH in Epidemiology (Awarded on 28 June 2012), College of Medicine & Public Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia 3.BSc in Public Health (Awarded on 21 July 2007), College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Gondar University, Gondar, Ethiopia

March 2022- date: EL1, NHMRC Senior Research & Teaching Fellow (Level C), Torrens University Australia • August 2019- date: Honorary Assistant Prof, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Tigray, Ethiopia • Jan 2022- Feb 2022: Emerging Leadership 1, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Level C, Flinders University, Australia • Jan 2020- Dec 2021: Emerging Leadership 1, NHMRC Investigator Fellow, Level B, Flinders University, Australia • Oct 2012- Feb 2015: Lecturer and Research Methods Course team leader, Department of Epidemiology, Jimma University, Ethiopia • Oct 2009-Sept 2010: Graduate Assistant – II, Department of Epidemiology, Jimma University, Ethiopia • Feb 2009- Sept 2009: Vice Head of District Health Office, Woreilu District Health Office, Amhara, Ethiopia • Oct 2007-Jan 2009: Head of Health Centre, Woreilu Health Centre, Amhara, Ethiopia

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