Mr. Molla Yigzaw Birhanu, Epidemiology Award, Excellence in Research

Molla Yigzaw Birhanu at Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

Mr. Molla Yigzaw Birhanu is a dedicated public health professional and epidemiologist with extensive experience in academia, research, and healthcare service delivery. He holds a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Debre Markos University and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from KEA_MED Medical University College. Additionally, he has a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from Bahir Dar Health Science College.

Throughout his career, Mr. Birhanu has been actively involved in teaching, research, and community service. As an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Debre Markos University, he is deeply committed to educating and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students in public health and epidemiology. He has played a pivotal role in advising research projects, providing training in proposal and thesis writing, and conducting problem-solving research to address public health challenges.



Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

  • Educational Institution: Debre Markos University
  • Start Date: June 2016
  • End Date: June 2018
  • Grade: 99.25%

Bachelor of Public Health Officer

  • Educational Institution: KEA_MED Medical University College
  • Start Date: September 2011
  • End Date: July 2015
  • Grade: 95%

Professional Experience:

Mr. Molla Yigzaw Birhanu has accumulated extensive professional experience in the field of public health, epidemiology, and medical laboratory services. He has held various roles in both academic and healthcare settings, contributing significantly to research, teaching, and community health initiatives.

Research Interest:

Epidemiology: Mr. Birhanu is interested in investigating the distribution and determinants of diseases within populations. He explores factors influencing disease occurrence, transmission patterns, and risk factors to inform effective prevention and control strategies.

Infectious Diseases: He focuses on studying infectious diseases, including their epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and impact on public health. His research aims to improve understanding and management of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and emerging infectious diseases.

Health Systems and Services: Mr. Birhanu examines health systems’ organization, delivery, and effectiveness in delivering healthcare services. He explores healthcare access, utilization, quality of care, and health outcomes to identify areas for improvement and inform health policy development.

Community Health: He is committed to community-based research aimed at promoting health and well-being among communities. His research explores community health needs, health behaviors, health disparities, and interventions to address public health challenges at the community level.

Epidemiological Methods: Mr. Birhanu is interested in advancing epidemiological research methods and techniques. He focuses on study design, data collection, statistical analysis, and interpretation to enhance the validity and reliability of epidemiological studies.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: He investigates strategies for health promotion, disease prevention, and health behavior change. His research aims to develop and evaluate interventions aimed at promoting healthy behaviors, preventing disease, and improving population health outcomes.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Antihypertensive medications adherence and associated uncontrolled blood pressure among hypertensive patients in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Authors: M Desta, D Yibeltal, P Memiah, T Ayenew, H Mulugeta, M Gedefaw, …
  • Journal: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences
  • Volume: 16
  • Pages: 100404
  • Year: 2022

Title: Incidence and predictors of pre-eclampsia among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia: Prospective cohort study

  • Authors: MY Birhanu, H Temesgen, G Demeke, MA Assemie, AA Alamneh, …
  • Journal: International Journal of Women’s Health
  • Pages: 1013-1021
  • Volume: 8
  • Year: 2020

Title: Rate and predictors of mortality among adults on antiretroviral therapy at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia

  • Authors: H Birhanu, A Alle, MY Birhanu
  • Journal: HIV/AIDS-Research and Palliative Care
  • Pages: 251-259
  • Volume: 7
  • Year: 2021

Title: Availability of adequately iodized salt at the household level in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Authors: AA Alamneh, CT Leshargie, M Desta, MY Birhanu, MA Assemie, …
  • Journal: Plos One
  • Volume: 16
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: e0247106
  • Year: 2021

Title: Prevalence of undernutrition and its associated factors among older adults using Mini Nutritional Assessment tool in Womberma district, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, North Ethiopia

  • Authors: AD Tadesse, TG Anto, MY Birhanu, E Agedew, B Yimer, AN Abejie
  • Journal: Plos One
  • Volume: 18
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: e0274557
  • Year: 2023




Molla Yigzaw Birhanu | Epidemiology Award | Excellence in Research

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