Bereket Gebremichael Menota

Bereket Gebremichael Menota

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a public health expert with main research interest in maternal and child nutrition. Currently, I am investigating effect of perinatal consumption of low- or no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) on maternal and child health outcome using longitudinal and linked data.

Nutritional epidemiology, Maternal and child nutrition, Public health nutrition, Eating behavior, Chronic disease

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - 2022 Nutrition and child health researcher MERQ consultancy PLC
    2016 - 2022 Lecturer Addis Ababa University
    2011 - 2016 Graduate assistant, Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer Madda Walabu University
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Amharic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Masters of science in Pediatrics health Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
    MSc/ Mph- Community Nutrition Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Certificate in public management Young Africa Leadership Institute-RLC EA Kenya
    Higher Diploma Program Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Gebremichael, B., Lassi, Z. S., Begum, M., Mittinty, M., & Zhou, S. J. (2023). Patterns and Predictors of Low-Calorie Sweetener Consumption during Pregnancy: Findings from a National Survey. Nutrients, 15(19), 16 pages.
    2022 Biadgilign, S., Mgutshini, T., Gebremichael, B., Haile, D., Berhanu, L., Chitekwe, S., & Memiah, P. (2022). Correlates of Sedentary Time Among Children and Adolescents in Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pediatric Exercise Science, 1-8.
    2022 Birhanu, D., Gebremichael, B., Tesfaye, T., Tadesse, M., Belege, F., Godie, Y., . . . Tamiru, E. (2022). Survival status and predictors of mortality among preterm neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit of Addis Ababa public hospitals, Ethiopia, 2021. A prospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 22(1).
    2022 Gebremichael, B. (2022). Population vitamin D status might be related to COVID-19 mortality but not with infection rate in Africa: evidence from ecological analysis. Pan African Medical Journal.
    2022 Gebremichael, B., Beletew, B., Bimerew, M., Haile, D., Biadgilign, S., & Baye, K. (2022). Magnitude of urban household food insecurity in East Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Public Health Nutrition, 25(4), 1-11.
    DOI WoS4 Europe PMC6
    2022 Gemechu, J., Gebremichael, B., Tesfaye, T., Seyum, A., & Erkalo, D. (2022). Predictors of mortality among TB-HIV co-infected children attending anti-retroviral therapy clinics of selected public hospitals in southern, Ethiopia: retrospective cohort study. Archives of Public Health, 80(1).
    2021 Gebremichael, B., Beletew Abate, B., & Tesfaye, T. (2021). Mothers had inadequate knowledge towards key essential nutrition action messages in mainly rural Northeast Ethiopia. Journal of Nutritional Science, 10.
    2019 Nigatu, D., Haile, D., Gebremichael, B., & M Tiruneh, Y. (2019). Predictive accuracy of perceived baby birth size for birth weight: a cross-sectional study from the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey. BMJ Open, 9(12), e031986.
    2019 Beletew, B., Gebremichael, B., Tesfaye, T., Mengesha, A., & Wudu, M. (2019). The practice of key essential nutrition action messages and associated factors among mothers of children from birth up to 2 years old in Wereilu Wereda, south Wollo zone, Amhara, Northeast Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics, 19(1).
    2018 Gebremichael, B., Abebaw, T. -A., Moges, T., Abaerei, A. A., & Worede, N. (2018). Predictors of pediatric tuberculosis in public health facilities of Bale zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a case control study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 18(1).
    2018 Moges, T., Gebremichael, B., Shiferaw, S., & Yirgu, R. (2018). Is inadequate play area in schools associated with overweight among students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia? A comparative cross-sectional study. Epidemiology and Health, 40(40), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC7
    2018 Fullman, N., Yearwood, J., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abd-Allah, F., Abdela, J., . . . Ciobanu, L. (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 Scopus630 WoS488 Europe PMC368
    2018 Troeger, C., Blacker, B. F., Khalil, I. A., Rao, P. C., Cao, S., Zimsen, S. R., . . . 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.
    DOI Scopus850 WoS633 Europe PMC533
    2018 Roth, G. A., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Badawi, 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.
    DOI Scopus4900 WoS4704 Europe PMC2947
    2018 Lozano, R., Fullman, N., Abate, D., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Appiah, L. T. (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 Scopus321 WoS290 Europe PMC195
    2018 Abeway, S., Gebremichael, B., Murugan, R., Assefa, M., & Adinew, Y. M. (2018). Stunting and its determinants among children aged 6-59 Months in Northern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2018, 1078480.
    DOI Scopus43 Europe PMC30
    2017 Barber, R. M., Fullman, N., Sorensen, R. J. D., Bollyky, T., McKee, M., Nolte, E., . . . Beyene, T. J. (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 Scopus454 WoS358 Europe PMC247
    2017 Naghavi, M., Abajobir, A. A., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abd-Allah, F., Abera, S. F., . . . Chibueze, C. E. (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 Scopus3585 WoS2034 Europe PMC2186
    2017 Wang, H., Abajobir, A. A., Abate, K. H., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Bennett, J. R. (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 Scopus570 WoS450 Europe PMC373
    2017 Biadgilign, S., Mgutshini, T., Haile, D., Gebremichael, B., Moges, Y., & Tilahun, K. (2017). Epidemiology of obesity and overweight in sub-Saharan Africa: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 7(11), e017666.
    2017 Abebaw, T. -A., Aderaw, Z., & Gebremichael, B. (2017). Hepatitis B virus vaccination status and associated factors among health care workers in Shashemene Zonal Town, Shashemene, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Research Notes, 10(1).
    - Gebremichael, B., Hailu, A., Letebo, M., Berhanesilassie, E., Shumetie, A., & Biadgilign, S. (n.d.). Impact of good governance, economic growth and universal health coverage on COVID-19 infection and case fatality rates in Africa. Health Research Policy and Systems, 20(1).
    - Biadgilign, S., Hailu, A., Gebremichael, B., Letebo, M., Berhanesilassie, E., & Shumetie, A. (n.d.). The role of universal health coverage and global health security nexus and interplay on SARS-CoV-2 infection and case-fatality rates in Africa : a structural equation modeling approach. Globalization and Health, 19(1).
    - Biyazin, Y., Wondwossen, K., Wubie, A. B., Getachew, M., & Gebremichael, B. (n.d.). Survival and predictors of mortality among HIV-positive children on antiretroviral therapy in public hospitals. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 15(1).
    - Biadgilign, S., Gebremichael, B., Abera, A., & Moges, T. (n.d.). Gender Difference and Correlates of Physical Activity Among Urban Children and Adolescents in Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Public Health, 10.
    - Abate, B. B., Bimerew, M., Gebremichael, B., Mengesha Kassie, A., Kassaw, M., Gebremeskel, T., & Bayih, W. A. (n.d.). Effects of therapeutic hypothermia on death among asphyxiated neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials. PLOS ONE, 16(2), e0247229.
    - Yared Asmare Aynalem., Hussien Mekonen., Tadesse Yirga Akalu., Bereket Gebremichael., & Wondimeneh Shibabaw Shiferaw. (n.d.). Preterm Neonatal Mortality and its predictors in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, 31(1).
    - Akalu, T. Y., Gebremichael, B., Desta, K. W., Aynalem, Y. A., Shiferaw, W. S., & Alamneh, Y. M. (n.d.). Predictors of neonatal sepsis in public referral hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: A case control study. PLOS ONE, 15(6), e0234472.

Agriculture for Nutrition and health (A4NH) MSc thesis grant award, 2016, Wageningen University, Netherland

  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2015 - 2016 Research and technology transfer coordinator College of health science, Madda Walabu University Ethiopia

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