The EPI working group aims to understand the burden and impacts of common and emerging health problems, determine risk factors, and quantify health inequalities. We conduct high-quality epidemiological research and geo-spatial analysis, offer technical assistance and workshops on biostatistics and epidemiological research methods.
Currently, the group is working on a project on ‘Spatial distribution of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in Ethiopia’.
The PBS team aims to understand and tackle the multilayered challenges related to medicines and medicine use in Ethiopian or other similar settings. Through a rigorous evidence-driven research and engagements with relevant stakeholders, our work focuses on, but not restricted to, understanding issues related to access to essential and other lifesaving medicines and vaccines. The team also engages in pharmaceutical policy analysis and intervention studies applicable to medicines and access to medicine.
The HDS team brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers with research interests in health technology assessment, economic evaluation and cutting-edge methodological and applied research on social and economic issues. In addition, the group organises workshops and provides mentorship opportunities for higher degree students and early career researchers in subject matters related to its core activities.
Currently, the group is working on an innovative technique to measure population-level wellbeing.
The HSS working group conducts high-quality research on primary health care, technical and allocative efficiency, and health system readiness to provide equitable access to essential health services. With the aim of building a resilient health system, the group’s research covers all six components of the health system building block. The team also provides technical support and workshops on health system evaluation, health financing, and health system performance analysis.
Currently, the group is working on a project on ‘COVID-19 and the African health system preparedness and response’.
“ Dr Koye (PHD, MSc, BPharm) is currently a postdoctoral researcher fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is an experienced clinical epidemiologist with a strong biostatistical background in the design and analysis of clinical and pharmaco-epidemiological studies in the fields of metabolic and chronic diseases. He completed his PhD in clinical epidemiology at Monash University and has published over 30 articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals.”
Dr Wubshet Tesfaye (PHD, MSc, BPharm) is a pharmacist, pharmaceutical scientist, and early career researcher. Subset completed his Ph.D. from the University of Tasmania and was recruited as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Canberra in early 2020.
Dr Befikadu Legesse Wubishet (PHD, MPH, MSC, BPharm) is a Phramcisit and Health Economist with teaching and research interest in the economics of health care, Pharmacoeconomics, health outcomes measurement, and health technology assessment. He is particularly interested in chronic disease models of care and keen to use health economics methods and tools to a wide range of research areas and inform practice. Dr. Wubishet holds a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Newcastle and a Master’s degree in Health Economics, Policy and Management from Karolinska Institute (Sweden). He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Health Economic Research and Modeling Unit, Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland.
Dr Fisaha Haile Tesfay (PhD, MPH, BSc) is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Deakin University, holds an academic position at Flinders University and has worked as an assistant professor of Public Health at Mekelle University in Ethiopia. He is an experienced early career researcher with a strong public health background and interested in studies with mixed methodologies. His research interests include non-communicable diseases, HIV and nutrition, volunteer community health workers, and social determinants of health. Dr Fisaha completed his PhD at Flinders University.