Debebe S. Adewo

BSC(Hawassa), MPH (Addis Ababa), PhD (Melbourne)

School of Health and Related Research

Research Associate
+44 114 222 0793

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Debebe S. Adewo
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I joined ScHARR in January 2019 as infectious disease modeler after completing PhD in infectious disease epidemiology (specialising in Bayesian statistics, spatial analysis, and mathematical modelling) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I also hold an MPH degree in Epidemiology from Addis Ababa University. I have also completed ‘Biostatistics for clinical and translational research’ and ‘Data management in R’ courses from Emory University. Currently, I am developing mathematical models to evaluate the impact of population level TB/HIV interventions in the context of high TB/HIV settings.

Research interests

I use mathematical, spatial and statistical models to understand TB epidemiology in high tuberculosis- burden settings. In particular, I am interested in:

  • Integration of spatial and mathematical models of infectious diseases
  • Impact and cost effectiveness analysis of population level TB/HIV interventions
  • Developing spatial methods to quantify missing TB cases
  • Use of TB genotypic data in TB modelling (spatial and mathematical)
  • Understanding infectious disease diffusion across space and time


I am part of the modelling team in the:

  • TREATS: Tuberculosis Reduction through Expanded Antiretroviral Treatment and Screening for active TB (EDCTP).
  • SOS-TBIM: Simple One-step Stool: TB Impact Modelling (TB MAC)
  • Hack TB (KIT Royal Tropical Institute)

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Teaching activities

I am involved in teaching courses: Introduction to research methods (MPH) and Critical numbers (MBchB) at the university of Sheffield. I also supervise student projects.

Professional activities

I am a member of

  • The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Ethiopian Public Health Association
  • AUS Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine
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