Debebe S. Adewo
BSC(Hawassa), MPH (Addis Ababa), PhD (Melbourne)
School of Health and Related Research
+44 114 222 0793
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School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
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)
This person does not have any publications available.
- Mental health disorders, social stressors, and health-related quality of life in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Infection, 77(5), 357-367.
- Methods used in the spatial analysis of tuberculosis epidemiology: a systematic review. BMC Medicine, 16(1).
- The role of geospatial hotspots in the spatial spread of tuberculosis in rural Ethiopia: a mathematical model. Royal Society Open Science, 5(9), 180887-180887.
- Sequelae of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 8(2), e019593-e019593.
- A novel Bayesian geospatial method for estimating tuberculosis incidence reveals many missed TB cases in Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17(1).
- Heterogeneity of distribution of tuberculosis in Sheka Zone, Ethiopia: drivers and temporal trends. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21(1), 79-85.
- General public knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards persons with epilepsy in South Ethiopia: A comparative community-based cross-sectional study. Epilepsy & Behavior, 58, 106-110.
- Epidemiology and in-hospital outcome of stroke in South Ethiopia. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 355(1-2), 138-142.
- When are patients lost to follow-up in pre-antiretroviral therapy care? a retrospective assessment of patients in an Ethiopian rural hospital. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 4(1).
- Is community conversation associated with human immunodeficiency virus voluntary counseling and testing service uptake in rural communities in Ethiopia? A comparative cross-sectional study. North American Journal of Medical Sciences, 6(2), 77-77.
- Utilization of institutional delivery service at Wukro and Butajera districts in the Northern and South Central Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1).
- Validation of the condom use self-efficacy scale in Ethiopia. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 13(1).
- Tuberculosis treatment survival of HIV positive TB patients on directly observed treatment short-course in Southern Ethiopia: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Research Notes, 5(1).
- 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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