Azmeraw Amare

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr. Azmeraw Amare is a clinical and genetic epidemiologist interested in Precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, and translational medicine. He has an interdisciplinary educational background, with academic qualifications in clinical epidemiology, Genetics, Medical Biostatistics, public health and completed a PhD in medicine at the University of Adelaide. PhD thesis: Genetic predictors of response to pharmacotherapy in patients with mood disorders: Steps on the path to Personalized Psychiatry

Azmeraw has extensive experience in big clinical and genetic data analysis such as genome-wide DNA, polygenic and gene expression analysis using advanced genetic statistical tools.

He is currently working at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) as a Translational research fellow. Azmeraw has authored (co) 56 articles in high impact journals and a book chapter accessible at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Azmeraw+T.Amare

Over 12773 citations and H-index 32 (Scopus)

In his research, Azmeraw applies advanced bioinformatic techniques to identify predictors of response to treatment in psychiatric patients. He is particularly interested in the development of multivariable diagnostic/prognostic algorithms (tools) that can integrate individual’s genomic information with other predictors (e.g. omics pillars (including genomics, epigenomes, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomes), neuroimaging and clinical characteristics) to finally predict therapeutic outcomes.

Currently, he assesses the polygenic predictors of treatment response to antidepressants (SSRIs) and mood stabilizers (lithium) in patients with mood disorders. This project is being conducted in collaboration with international consortia, including the International SSRI Pharmacogenomics Consortium (ISPC), the International Consortium on Lithium Genetics (ConLi+Gen) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Selected Publications

  1. Amare AT, Schubert KO, Hou L, Clark SR, Papiol S, Heilbronner U et al. Association of Polygenic Score for Schizophrenia and HLA Antigen and Inflammation Genes With Response to Lithium in Bipolar Affective Disorder: A Genome-Wide Association Study. JAMA Psychiatry 2018; 75(1): 65-74.
  2. Amare AT, Ahmad Vaez, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, Nese Direk, Zoha Kamali, David M. Howard, Andrew M. McIntosh, Henning Tiemeier, Ute Bültmann, Harold Snieder, Catharina A. Hartman. Bivariate genome-wide association analyses of a broad depression phenotype combined with major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia reveal eight novel genetic loci for depression. Nature: Molecular Psychiatry, 2019
  3.   Amare AT, Schubert KO, Klingler-Hoffmann M, Cohen-Woods S, Baune BT. The genetic overlap between mood disorders and cardiometabolic diseases: a systematic review of genome-wide and candidate gene studies. Translational Psychiatry 2017; 7: e1007.
  4. Amare AT, Schubert KO, Baune BT. Pharmacogenomics in the treatment of mood disorders: Strategies and Opportunities for personalized psychiatry. The EPMA journal 2017; 8(3): 211-227.
  5.  Amare AT, Schubert KOT, Schulze TG, Baune B. Polygenic scores for major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms predict response to lithium in patients with bipolar disorder. bioRxiv 2018.
  6. Amare AT, Schubert KO, Tekola-Ayele F, Hsu YH, Sangkuhl K, Jenkins G et al. Association of the Polygenic Scores for Personality Traits and Response to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2018; 9: 65.
  7. Amare AT, Schubert KO, Tekola-Ayele F, Hsu YH, Sangkuhl K, Jenkins G et al. The association of obesity and coronary artery disease genes with response to SSRIs treatment in major depression. Journal of neural transmission  2019.
  8. Tekola-Ayele F, Workalemahu T, Amare AT. High burden of birthweight-lowering genetic variants in Africans and Asians. BMC medicine 2018; 16(1): 70.
  9.  Stacey D, Schubert KO, Clark SR, Amare AT, Milanesi E, Maj C et al. A gene co-expression module implicating the mitochondrial electron transport chain is associated with long-term response to lithium treatment in bipolar affective disorder. Transl Psychiatry 2018; 8(1): 183.
  10. Opel N, Amare AT, Redlich R, Repple J, Kaehler C, Grotegerd D et al. Cortical surface area alterations shaped by genetic load for neuroticism. Molecular Psychiatry 2018.
  11. Nolte IM, Munoz ML, Tragante V, Amare AT, Jansen R, Vaez A et al. Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk. Nature Communications 2017; 8: 15805.
  12.  Haljas K, Amare AT, Alizadeh BZ, Hsu YH, Mosley T, Newman A et al. Bivariate Genome-Wide Association Study of Depressive Symptoms With Type 2 Diabetes and Quantitative Glycemic Traits. Psychosomatic medicine 2018; 80(3): 242-251.
  13. Direk N, Williams S, Smith JA, Ripke S, Air T, Amare AT, et al. An Analysis of Two Genome-wide Association Meta-analyses Identifies a New Locus for Broad Depression Phenotype. Biological Psychiatry 2017; 82(5): 322-329.
  14.  Ciobanu LG, Ferrari AJ, Erskine HE, Santomauro DF, Charlson FJ, Leung J Amare AT et al. The prevalence and burden of mental and substance use disorders in Australia: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry 2018; 52(5): 483-490.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - 2022 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 Postdoc South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide
    2015 - 2018 PhD University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Fellowship 2017 World congress of psychiatry Young Fellowship Programme World Psychiatric Association Germany
    2015 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Scholarship 19th summer institute in statistical genetics courses in Seattle University of Washington United States
    2012 Scholarship CPE-SHARE research institute, University Medical center Groningen University of Groningen Netherlands
    2011 Scholarship CIUF-CUD Scholarship for postgraduate Study Belgium University Commission for Development (CIUF-CUD) Belgium
    2006 Award Top student and gold medal among 2006 graduates in the faculty of public health Hawassa University Ethiopia Gold Medal
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
    2014 - 2014 University of Groningen, Groningen Netherlands Master of Science in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (Research master)
    2011 - 2012 Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels Belgium Master in research methodology
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2014 19th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics University of Washington, Seattle United States
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Amare, A., Schubert, K., Tekola-Ayele, F., Hsu, Y., Sangkuhl, K., Jenkins, G., . . . Baune, B. (2019). The association of obesity and coronary artery disease genes with response to SSRIs treatment in major depression. Journal of Neural Transmission, 126(1), 35-45.
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    2019 Amare, A., Vaez, A., Hsu, Y., Direk, N., Kamali, Z., Howard, D., . . . Hartman, C. (2019). Bivariate genome-wide association analyses of the broad depression phenotype combined with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia reveal eight novel genetic loci for depression. Molecular Psychiatry.
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    2019 Deribew, A., Biadgilign, S., Deribe, K., Dejene, T., Tessema, G., Melaku, Y., . . . Wang, H. (2019). The Burden of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2016: Evidence from the Global Burden of Diseases 2016 Study. Ethiopian journal of health sciences, 29(1), 859-868.
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    2018 Deribew, A., Deribe, K., Dejene, T., Tessema, G., Melaku, Y., Lakew, Y., . . . Biadgilign, S. (2018). Tuberculosis Burden in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2016: Evidence from the Global Burden of Diseases 2016 Study. Ethiopian journal of health sciences, 28(5), 519-528.
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    2018 Stacey, D., Schubert, K., Clark, S., Amare, A., Milanesi, E., Maj, C., . . . Baune, B. (2018). A gene co-expression module implicating the mitochondrial electron transport chain is associated with long-term response to lithium treatment in bipolar affective disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 8(1), 183-1-183-11.
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    2018 Opel, N., Amare, A., Redlich, R., Repple, J., Kaehler, C., Grotegerd, D., . . . Dannlowski, U. (2018). Cortical surface area alterations shaped by genetic load for neuroticism. Molecular Psychiatry.
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    2018 Amare, A., Schubert, K., Tekola-Ayele, F., Hsu, Y., Sangkuhl, K., Jenkins, G., . . . Baune, B. (2018). Association of the polygenic scores for personality traits and response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in patients with major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(MAR), 65-1-65-11.
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    2018 Melaku, Y., Wassie, M., Gill, T., Zhou, S., Tessema, G., Amare, A., . . . Deribew, A. (2018). Burden of disease attributable to suboptimal diet, metabolic risks and low physical activity in Ethiopia and comparison with Eastern sub-Saharan African countries, 1990-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 552-1-552-20.
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    2018 Tekola-Ayele, F., Workalemahu, T., & Amare, A. (2018). High burden of birthweight-lowering genetic variants in Africans and Asians. BMC Medicine, 16(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Fullman, N., Yearwood, J., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., Abd-Allah, F., Abdela, J., . . . Ayuk, T. (2018). Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 391(10136), 2236-2271.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS10 Europe PMC5
    2018 Griswold, M., Fullman, N., Hawley, C., Arian, N., Zimsen, S., Tymeson, H., . . . Butt, Z. (2018). Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 392(10152), 1015-1035.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS41 Europe PMC14
    2018 Amare, A., Schubert, K. O., Schulze, T., Baune, B., & International Consortium on Lithium Genetics (ConLi+Gen). (2018). Polygenic scores for major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms predict response to lithium in patients with bipolar disorder.
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    2018 Troeger, C., Blacker, B., Khalil, I., Rao, P., Cao, S., Zimsen, S., . . . Sartorius, B. (2018). Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrhoea in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18(11), 1211-1228.
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    2018 Troeger, C., Blacker, B. F., Khalil, I. A., Rao, P. C., Cao, S., Zimsen, S. R., . . . Reiner, R. C. (2018). Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory infections in 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 18(11), 1191-1210.
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    2018 Roth, G., Abate, D., Abate, K., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Bali, A. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1736-1788.
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    2018 Lozano, R., Fullman, N., Abate, D., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Appiah, L. (2018). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 2091-2138.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2018 Dicker, D., Nguyen, G., Abate, D., Abate, K., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., . . . Aryal, K. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1684-1735.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2018 Stanaway, J., Afshin, A., Gakidou, E., Lim, S., Abate, D., Abate, K., . . . Azzopardi, P. (2018). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1923-1994.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2018 James, S., Abate, D., Abate, K., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Bali, A. (2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1789-1858.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7 Europe PMC2
    2018 Murray, C., Callender, C., Kulikoff, X., Srinivasan, V., Abate, D., Abate, K., . . . Atique, S. (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1995-2051.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2018 Visvanathan, R., Amare, A., Wesselingh, S., Hearn, R., McKechnie, S., Mussared, J., & Inacio, M. (2018). Prolonged Wait Time Prior to Entry to Home Care Packages Increases the Risk of Mortality and Transition to Permanent Residential Aged Care Services: Findings from the Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA). Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.
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    2018 Haljas, K., Amare, A., Alizadeh, B., Hsu, Y. -H., Mosley, T., Newman, A., . . . Lahti, J. (2018). Bivariate Genome-Wide Association Study of Depressive Symptoms With Type 2 Diabetes and Quantitative Glycemic Traits.. Psychosomatic medicine, 80(3), 242-251.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2018 Ciobanu, L., Ferrari, A., Erskine, H., Santomauro, D., Charlson, F., Leung, J., . . . Baune, B. (2018). The prevalence and burden of mental and substance use disorders in Australia: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, 52(5), 483-490.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Amare, A., Schubert, K., Hou, L., Clark, S., Papiol, S., Heilbronner, U., . . . Baune, B. (2018). Association of polygenic score for schizophrenia and HLA antigen and inflammation genes with response to lithium in bipolar affective disorder: a genome-wide association study. JAMA psychiatry, 75(1), 65-74.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14 Europe PMC7
    2017 Troeger, C., Forouzanfar, M., Rao, P., Khalil, I., Brown, A., Swartz, S., . . . Mokdad, A. (2017). Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory tract infections in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17(11), 1133-1161.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS52 Europe PMC40
    2017 Misganaw, A., Melaku, Y., Tessema, G., Deribew, A., Deribe, K., Abera, S., . . . Naghavi, M. (2017). National disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 257 diseases and injuries in Ethiopia, 1990-2015: findings from the global burden of disease study 2015. Population Health Metrics, 15(1), 28-1-28-16.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2017 Misganaw, A., Haregu, T., Deribe, K., Tessema, G., Deribew, A., Melaku, Y., . . . Naghavi, M. (2017). National mortality burden due to communicable, non-communicable, and other diseases in Ethiopia, 1990-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Population Health Metrics, 15(1), 29-1-29-17.
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    2017 Barber, R., Fullman, N., Sorensen, R., Bollyky, T., McKee, M., Nolte, E., . . . Beyene, T. (2017). Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 390(10091), 231-266.
    DOI Scopus115 WoS93 Europe PMC61
    2017 Nolte, I. M., Munoz, M. L., Tragante, V., Amare, A. T., Jansen, R., Vaez, A., . . . de Geus, E. J. (2017). Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk (vol 8, pg 15805, 2017). NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8, 2 pages.
    DOI WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Deribew, A., Kebede, B., Tessema, G., Adama, Y., Misganaw, A., Gebre, T., . . . Deribe, K. (2017). Mortality and disability-adjusted life-years (dalys) for common neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia, 1990-2015: Evidence from the global burden of disease study 2015. Ethiopian Medical Journal, 55(Suppl 1), 3-14.
    Scopus3 Europe PMC4
    2017 Troeger, C., Forouzanfar, M., Rao, P., Khalil, I., Brown, A., Reiner, R., . . . Mokdad, A. (2017). Estimates of global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrhoeal diseases: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17(9), 909-948.
    DOI Scopus97 WoS94 Europe PMC59
    2017 Amare, A., Schubert, K., & Baune, B. (2017). Pharmacogenomics in the treatment of mood disorders: Strategies and Opportunities for personalized psychiatry. EPMA Journal, 8(3), 211-227.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS11 Europe PMC7
    2017 Naghavi, M., Abajobir, A., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., Abd-Allah, F., Abera, S., . . . Bienhof, K. (2017). Global, regional, and national age-sex specifc mortality for 264 causes of death, 1980-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1151-1210.
    DOI Scopus486 WoS425 Europe PMC282
    2017 Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., Abd-Allah, F., Abdulkader, R., . . . Bhatt, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1260-1344.
    DOI Scopus280 WoS258 Europe PMC176
    2017 Vos, T., Abajobir, A., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., Abate, K., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Barrero, L. (2017). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1211-1259.
    DOI Scopus455 WoS370 Europe PMC290
    2017 Fullman, N., Barber, R., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., . . . Brauer, M. (2017). Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1423-1459.
    DOI Scopus62 WoS53 Europe PMC37
    2017 Gakidou, E., Afshin, A., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., . . . Beghi, E. (2017). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1345-1422.
    DOI Scopus329 WoS292 Europe PMC186
    2017 Wang, H., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Balalla, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1084-1150.
    DOI Scopus141 WoS128 Europe PMC84
    2017 Feigin, V., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abd-Allah, F., Abdulle, A., Abera, S., . . . Kravchenko, M. (2017). Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders during 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet Neurology, 16(11), 877-897.
    DOI Scopus148 WoS121 Europe PMC86
    2017 Direk, N., Williams, S., Smith, J., Ripke, S., Air, T., Amare, A., . . . Nöthen, M. (2017). An analysis of two genome-wide association meta-analyses identifies a new locus for broad depression phenotype. Biological Psychiatry, 82(5), 322-329.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS17 Europe PMC17
    2017 Laurence, C., Tessema, G., Melaku, Y., Misganaw, A., Woldie, S., Hiruye, A., . . . Deribew, A. (2017). Trends and causes of maternal mortality in Ethiopia during 1990-2013: findings from the Global Burden of Diseases study 2013. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC7
    2017 Amare, A., Schubert, K., Klingler-Hoffmann, M., Cohen-Woods, S., & Baune, B. (2017). The genetic overlap between mood disorders and cardiometabolic diseases: A systematic review of genome wide and candidate gene studies. Translational Psychiatry, 7(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS25 Europe PMC18
    2017 Kassebaum, N., Kyu, H., Zoeckler, L., Olsen, H., Thomas, K., Pinho, C., . . . Gizachew, T. (2017). Child and adolescent health from 1990 to 2015: Findings from the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors 2015 study. JAMA Pediatrics, 171(6), 573-592.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS45 Europe PMC32
    2017 Fitzmaurice, C., Allen, C., Barber, R., Barregard, L., Bhutta, Z., Brenner, H., . . . Hailu, A. (2017). Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-years for 32 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2015: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA oncology, 3(4), 524-548.
    DOI Scopus676 WoS605 Europe PMC403
    2017 Reitsma, M., Fullman, N., Ng, M., Salama, J., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., . . . Khera, S. (2017). Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 389(10082), 1885-1906.
    DOI Scopus151 WoS118 Europe PMC96
    2017 Nolte, I., Munoz, M., Tragante, V., Amare, A., Jansen, R., Vaez, A., . . . Jouven, X. (2017). Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk. Nature Communications, 8, 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS9 Europe PMC11
    2017 Deribew, A., Dejene, T., Kebede, B., Tessema, G., Melaku, Y., Misganaw, A., . . . Stanaway, J. (2017). Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of malaria in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2015: Analysis of the global burden of diseases 2015. Malaria Journal, 16(1), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2017 Afshin, A., Forouzanfar, M., Reitsma, M., Sur, P., Estep, K., Lee, A., . . . Lim, S. (2017). Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. New England Journal of Medicine, 377(1), 13-27.
    DOI Scopus498 WoS363 Europe PMC321
    2017 Fullman, N., Barber, R., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., . . . Brauer, M. (2017). Erratum: Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (The Lancet (2017) 390(10100) (1423–1459) (S014067361732336X) (10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X)). The Lancet, 390(10106), e38.
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    2017 Fullman, N., Barber, R., Abajobir, A., Abate, K., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K., . . . Brauer, M. (2017). Erratum:Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (The Lancet (2017) 390(10100) (1423–1459) (S014067361732336X)(10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X)). The Lancet, 390(10102), e23.
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    2017 Amare, A., Schubert, K. O., Schulze, T., Baune, B., & The International Consortium on Lithium Genetics. (2017). High genetic loading for schizophrenia predicts poor response to lithium in patients with bipolar disorder: A polygenic score and cross-trait genetic analysis.
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    2017 Wang, H., Bhutta, Z., Coates, M., Coggeshall, M., Dandona, L., Diallo, K., . . . Abyu, G. (2017). Erratum: Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (The Lancet (2016) 388(10053) (1725–1774)(S0140673616315756)(10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31575-6)). The Lancet, 389(10064), e1.
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    2017 Kassebaum, N., Barber, R., Dandona, L., Hay, S., Larson, H., Lim, S., . . . Azzopardi, P. (2017). Erratum: Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (The Lancet (2016) 388(10053) (1775–1812)(S0140673616314702)(10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31470-2)). The Lancet, 389(10064), e1.
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    2016 Wang, H., Wolock, T., Carter, A., Nguyen, G., Kyu, H., Gakidou, E., . . . CÃ rdenas, R. (2016). Erratum: Correction to Lancet HIV ((2016) 3 (e361–87)(S235230181630087X)(10.1016/S2352-3018(16)30087-X). The Lancet HIV, 3(9), e408.
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    2016 Vos, T., Kyu, H., Pinho, C., Wagner, J., Brown, J., Bertozzi-Villa, A., . . . Hornberger, J. (2016). Global and national burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents between 1990 and 2013 findings from the global burden of disease 2013 study. JAMA Pediatrics, 170(3), 267-287.
    DOI Scopus151 WoS118 Europe PMC95
    2016 Mokdad, A., Forouzanfar, M., Daoud, F., El Bcheraoui, C., Moradi-Lakeh, M., Khalil, I., . . . Ginawi, I. (2016). Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet Global Health, 4(10), e704-e713.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS37 Europe PMC34
    2016 Lim, S., Allen, K., Bhutta, Z., Dandona, L., Forouzanfar, M., Fullman, N., . . . Bayou, T. (2016). Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1813-1850.
    DOI Scopus127 WoS62 Europe PMC83
    2016 Deribew, A., Tessema, G., Deribe, K., Melaku, Y., Lakew, Y., Amare, A., . . . Kassebaum, N. (2016). Trends, causes, and risk factors of mortality among children under 5 in Ethiopia, 1990-2013: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Population Health Metrics, 14(1), 42-1-42-10.
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    2016 Melaku, Y., Temesgen, A., Deribew, A., Tessema, G., Deribe, K., Sahle, B., . . . Forouzanfar, M. (2016). The impact of dietary risk factors on the burden of non-communicable diseases in ethiopia: Findings from the global burden of disease study 2013. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2016 Wang, H., Bhutta, Z. A., Coates, M. M., Coggeshall, M., Dandona, L., Diallo, K., . . . Murray, C. J. (2016). Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. LANCET, 388(10053), 1725-1774.
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    2015 GBD 2013 DALYs Collaborators., HALE Collaborators., Murray, C., Barber, R., Foreman, K., Ozgoren, A., . . . Başara, B. (2015). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. The Lancet, 386(10009), 2145-2191.
    DOI Scopus702 WoS630 Europe PMC443
    2015 Lalloo, R., & GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. (2015). Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 385(9963), 117-171.
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    2014 Murray, C., Ortblad, K., Guinovart, C., Lim, S., Wolock, T., Roberts, D., . . . Dayama, A. (2014). Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 384(9947), 1005-1070.
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    2014 Kassebaum, N., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Coggeshall, M., Shackelford, K., Steiner, C., Heuton, K., . . . Lozano, R. (2014). Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 384(9947), 980-1004.
    DOI Scopus594 WoS522 Europe PMC404
    2014 Wang, H., Liddell, C., Coates, M., Mooney, M., Levitz, C., Schumacher, A., . . . Hay, S. (2014). Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 384(9947), 957-979.
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    2011 Tayelgn, A., Zegeye, D., & Kebede, Y. (2011). Mothers' satisfaction with referral hospital delivery service in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(1), 78.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Amare, A., Schubert., & Baune. (2016). Genetic Overlap Between Depression and Cardiometabolic Disorders. In Baune, & Tully (Eds.), Cardiovascular Diseases and Depression Treatment and Prevention in Psychocardiology (pp. 235-255). Switzerland: Springer.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Baune, B., Amare, A., Schubert, K. O., & Biernacka, J. (2017). POLYGENIC SCORE FOR CARDIOMETABOLIC AND PSYCHIATRIC PHENOTYPES PREDICT RESPONSE TO TREATMENT WITH SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS IN MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER. In EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Vol. 27 (pp. S512-S513). Jerusalem, ISRAEL: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Haljas, K., Lahti, J., Amare, A. T., Alizadeh, B. Z., Snieder, H., Eriksson, J., & Raikkonen, K. (2017). A BIVARIATE GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY (GWAS) OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS AND FASTING GLUCOSE/INSULIN. Poster session presented at the meeting of EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. Toronto, CANADA: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
    2015 Amare, A. T., Nigatu, Y. T., Hsu, Y. -H., Lahti, J., Alizadeh, B. Z., & Snieder, H. (2015). A bivariate Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) of depressive symptoms and lipid levels has identified pleiotropic gene loci. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE. Montreal, CANADA: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD.
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Lecturer of the Biological Psychiatry course  (the University of Adelaide, School of Medicine) covering the following section of the course

Introduction to quantitative genetics

Pharmacogenomics in Psychiatry

Personalised medicine in Psychiatry

  • Phone: 83137438
  • Email: azmeraw.amare@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 7
  • Room: WS7062.37
  • Org Unit: Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office

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