Gebisa Kabito

Gebisa Kabito

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My primary research interests include studying the epidemiology of psychosocial health in the workplace such as stress, anxiety, and depression; investigating the incidence and prevalence of occupational and environmental respiratory disorders such as COPD, pneumonia, and musculoskeletal disorders like low back pain and upper extremity disorders; exploring waste management and infectious diseases like COVID-19.

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Scholarship Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2016 Scholarship Scholarship for master’s degree in public health University of Gondar Ethiopia -
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Birhan, T. A., Bitew, B. D., Dagne, H., Amare, D. E., Azanaw, J., Andualem, Z., . . . Yimer, T. F. (2023). Household drinking water quality and its predictors in flood-prone settings of Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional community-based study. Heliyon, 9(4), e15072.
    2023 Ferreira, M. L., De Luca, K., Haile, L. M., Steinmetz, J. D., Culbreth, G. T., Cross, M., . . . Ghashghaee, A. (2023). Global, regional, and national burden of low back pain, 1990–2020, its attributable risk factors, and projections to 2050: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. The Lancet Rheumatology, 5(6), e316-e329.
    DOI Scopus10
    2023 Tesfaye, A. H., Abate, K., Kabito, G. G., & Azale, T. (2023). Perceived occupational stress and associated factors among primary school teachers in the second wave of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: a multicenter cross-sectional survey. Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1156652.
    2023 Belay, A. A., Gasheya, K. A., Engdaw, G. T., Kabito, G. G., & Tesfaye, A. H. (2023). Work-related burnout among public secondary school teachers is significantly influenced by the psychosocial work factors: a cross-sectional study from Ethiopia. Frontiers in Psychology, 14.
    2022 Tesfaye, A. H., Engdaw, G. T., Aragaw, F. M., & Kabito, G. G. (2022). Prevalence and risk factors of work-related contact dermatitis symptoms among healthcare cleaners during the COVID-19 pandemic in Northwest Ethiopia: A multicentre cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 12(11), e069019.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Hailu Tesfaye, A., Alemayehu, M., Abere, G., & Kabito, G. G. (2022). Risk factors for the prevalence of poor sleep quality in lecturers during COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 12(10), e066024.
    2021 Azene, Z. N., Merid, M. W., Muluneh, A. G., Geberu, D. M., Kassa, G. M., Yenit, M. K., . . . Alemayehu, M. (2021). Erratum: Adherence towards COVID-19 mitigation measures and its associated factors among Gondar City Residents: A community-based cross-sectional study in Northwest Ethiopia (PLoS ONE (2020) 15:12 (e0244265) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244265). PLoS ONE, 16(8 August), e0256954.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2021 Kabito, G., Dagne, H., & Ghiwot, M. (2021). Knowledge, attitudes, practices, and determinants towards wastewater management in northwest ethiopia: A community-based cross-sectional study. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 14, 2697-2705.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Taddese, A. A., Azene, Z. N., Merid, M. W., Muluneh, A. G., Geberu, D. M., Kassa, G. M., . . . Alemayehu, M. (2021). Knowledge and attitude of the communities towards COVID-19 and associated factors among Gondar City residents, northwest Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 16(4 April), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS8 Europe PMC8
    2020 Azene, Z. N., Merid, M. W., Muluneh, A. G., Geberu, D. M., Kassa, G. M., Yenit, M. K., . . . Alemayeyu, M. (2020). Adherence towards COVID-19 mitigation measures and its associated factors among Gondar City residents: A community-based cross-sectional study in Northwest Ethiopia. PLoS ONE, 15(12 December), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS30 Europe PMC33
    2020 Tamiru, A. T., Rade, B. K., Taye, E. B., Azene, Z. N., Merid, M. W., Muluneh, A. G., . . . Alemayehu, M. (2020). Community level of COVID-19 information exposure and influencing factors in northwest Ethiopia. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 13, 2635-2644.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2020 Mekonnen, H. S., Azagew, A. W., Wubneh, C. A., Belay, G. M., Assimamaw, N. T., Agegnehu, C. D., . . . Alemayehu, M. (2020). Community’s misconception about COVID-19 and its associated factors among Gondar town residents, Northwest Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine and Health, 48(1).
    DOI Scopus9
    2020 Mekonnen, T. H., Kekeba, G. G., Azanaw, J., & Kabito, G. G. (2020). Prevalence and healthcare seeking practice of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among informal sectors of hairdressers in Ethiopia, 2019: Findings from a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC9
    2020 Kabito, G. G., Wami, S. D., Chercos, D. H., & Mekonnen, T. H. (2020). Work-related Stress and Associated Factors among Academic Staffs at the University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: An Institution-based Cross-sectional Study. Ethiopian journal of health sciences, 30(2), 223-232.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC9
    2020 Kabito, G. G., Alemayehu, M., Mekonnen, T. H., Wami, S. D., Azanaw, J., Adane, T., . . . Gashaye, K. T. (2020). Community’s perceived high risk of coronavirus infections during early phase of epidemics are significantly influenced by socio-demographic background, in Gondar City, Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional -study. PLoS ONE, 15(11 November), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11 Europe PMC11
    2020 Kabito, G. G., & Wami, S. D. (2020). Perceived work-related stress and its associated factors among public secondary school teachers in Gondar city: A cross-sectional study from Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes, 13(1), 36.
    DOI Scopus19 Europe PMC10
    2020 Kabito, G. G., & Mekonnen, T. H. (2020). Psychological distress symptoms among healthcare professionals are significantly influenced by psychosocial work context, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional analysis. PLoS ONE, 15(9 September), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2020 Andualem, Z., Adane, T., Tigabu, A., Yallew, W. W., Wami, S. D., Dagne, H., . . . Endalew, M. (2020). Pneumonia among Under-Five Children in Northwest Ethiopia: Prevalence and Predictors - A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Pediatrics (United Kingdom), 2020, 3464907.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2018 Belachew, H., Assefa, Y., Guyasa, G., Azanaw, J., Adane, T., Dagne, H., & Gizaw, Z. (2018). Sick building syndrome and associated risk factors among the population of Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 23(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS15 Europe PMC8
    - Kabito, G. G., Abreham, M., Tesfaye, A. H., & Guadu, T. (n.d.). Level of Compliance and Predictors with Personal COVID-19-preventive measures Among Office Government Employees Returning to work in the post-epidemic period in Western Ethiopia: A Multicenter Cross-sectional Study.

Research Project Grants

1.      Safety practice improvement among building construction Projects in Gondar town, Amhara National Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019/2020 (CoA). Funded by University of Gondar

2.      Assessment of community responses during the early phase of the covid-19 epidemic in Gondar city: Risk perception, information exposure, preventive measures: a mixed approach, 2020 (PI). Funded by University of Gondar

3.      Assessment of indoor particulate matters, microbial count and association with respiratory symptoms among Under-five children” in Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia, 2018(CoA). Funded by University of Gondar

4.        Occupational Health Risk Mitigation (HRM) Methods for Sanitation Workers: Assessment of Barriers of Access and Practice of Safe Sanitation Work (SSW) in Ethiopia, 2022 (CoA). Funded by Water Aid, UK

As an instructor, I have experience teaching various subjects to both graduate and post-graduate students. For graduate students, I teach a comprehensive introduction to Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, Determinants of Health, and Instrumentation and Sampling Techniques. This course covers a range of topics related to the health and safety of workers in their workplace and the environment. On average, class sizes for this course are around 50 students.

For post-graduate students, I specialize in teaching Occupational Diseases Prevention and Control. This course focuses on the identification, prevention, and control of occupational diseases that can arise from various workplace exposures. The class size for this course is smaller, with an average of 10 students, allowing for more personalized instruction and interaction with the students.

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