Gizachew Tessema

Dr Gizachew Tessema

Adjunct Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Gizachew Tessema has obtained his PhD from the University of Adelaide (2018). Prior to that, he completed his bachelor's (2009) and master’s degrees (2012) in Ethiopia. Dr Tessema has a wide range of research experience including, perinatal epidemiology, fertility and family planning, maternal and child health, health services and health systems research, global health, infectious diseases (HIV and malaria), and cancer epidemiology (with a specific emphasis on prostate and cervical cancer). He published close to 50 research articles in several peer-reviewed journals.

In terms of academics, while he taught several public health courses in the University of Gondar in Ethiopia (2009-2015), Dr Tessema tutored Public Health 1A and International Health courses for undergraduate Health and Medical Sciences students in the University of Adelaide.

Dr Gizachew Tessema is a perinatal and reproductive epidemiologist and health care services researcher with research interest that employed advanced statistical analyses, mixed methods research (MMR), and qualitative study. He obtained his PhD in Public Health (2018) from the University of Adelaide and received the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Prior to that, he graduated with MPH (2012) and Bachelor's degree in Public Health (2009) in Ethiopia. Following his Gro Harlem Brundtland Visiting Fellowship from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in 2020, he has been located in Norway between Jan and Mar 2020 and worked as a visiting scientist at the Centre for Fertility and Health.

He has received several honors and awards, including a National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Fellowship (2021-2025), the Charter Hall Research Collaboration Award from the Raine Medical Foundation (2020/21), and Adelaide Scholarship International Award from the University of Adelaide (2015-2018). 

Gizachew's current research work is focusing on a developing a risk predicition model to prevent avoidable adverse perinatal outcomes in Australia. This work expands from his project that aimed to investigate the effect of interpregnancy intervals on adverse perinatal outcomes in high-income countries spanning Australia, Norway, Finland, United States (California), and Canada involving birth registries totaling over 11 million births of more than three decades. His research focus also includes, but not limited to, maternal health, family planning and reproductive health, health services research, and global health. He is also keen to apply advanced data science methods including machine learning. 

While he taught reproductive health, health promotion, and maternal and child health courses at the University of Gondar (Ethiopia), he is currently involved in teaching Research methods for Master of Dietetics Unit (statistical analysis component) at Curtin University. 

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  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Fellowship DR Stranks Travelling Fellowship 2016 University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Scholarship Research Abroad Scholarship 2016
    2015 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarship International University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Public and Community Health
    2011 - 2012 University of Gondar Ethiopia MPH (Reproductive and Child Health Speciality)
    2005 - 2009 Hawassa University Ethiopia BSc (Public Health)
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Pereira, E., Tessema, G., Gissler, M., Regan, A. K., & Pereira, G. (2021). Re-evaluation of gestational age as a predictor for subsequent preterm birth. PLoS One, 16(1), e0245935-1-e0245935-10.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Kaforau, L. S. K., Tessema, G. A., Jancey, J., Dhamrait, G. K., Bugoro, H., & Pereira, G. F. (2021). Prevalence and risk factors of adverse birth outcomes in the Pacific Island region: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 11(4), e042423-1-e042423-6.
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    2021 Gebremedhin, A. T., Tessema, G. A., Regan, A. K., & Pereira, G. (2021). Association between interpregnancy interval and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: effect modification by maternal age. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 35(4), 415-424.
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    2021 Tessema, G. A., Marinovich, M. L., Håberg, S. E., Gissler, M., Mayo, J. A., Nassar, N., . . . Pereira, G. (2021). Interpregnancy intervals and adverse birth outcomes in high-income countries: an international cohort study. PLoS ONE, 16(7 July 2021), 1-17.
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    2021 Dunne, J., Tessema, G. A., Ognjenovic, M., & Pereira, G. (2021). Quantifying the influence of bias in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology through simulation. Annals of Epidemiology, 63, 86-101.
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    2021 Paulson, K. R., Kamath, A. M., Alam, T., Bienhoff, K., Abady, G. G., Abbas, J., . . . Kassebaum, N. J. (2021). Global, regional, and national progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 for neonatal and child health: all-cause and cause-specific mortality findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. LANCET, 398(10303), 870-905.
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    2021 Dunne, J., Tessema, G. A., & Pereira, G. (2021). 1273Confounding in the association between pregnancy complications and subsequent preterm birth. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(Supplement_1).
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    2021 Dunne, J., Tessema, G. A., Ognjenovic, M., & Pereira, G. (2021). 1274The application of simulation to quantifying the influence of bias in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(Supplement_1).
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    2021 Pereira, G., Regan, A. K., Wong, K., & Tessema, G. A. (2021). Gestational age as a predictor for subsequent preterm birth in New South Wales, Australia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(1), 607.
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    2020 Tessema, G. A., & Pereira, G. (2020). Challenging the assumption that interpregnancy interval causes stillbirth in low-income and middle-income countries. The Lancet Global Health, 8(1), e16-e17.
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    2020 Haagsma, J. A., James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., . . . Vos, T. (2020). Burden of injury along the development spectrum: associations between the Socio-demographic Index and disability-adjusted life year estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.. Inj Prev, 26(SUPP_1), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS14 Europe PMC5
    2020 Malacova, E., Tippaya, S., Bailey, H. D., Chai, K., Farrant, B. M., Gebremedhin, A. T., . . . Pereira, G. (2020). Stillbirth risk prediction using machine learning for a large cohort of births from Western Australia, 1980-2015. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 5354-1-5354-8.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC4
    2020 Tessema, G. A., Mahmood, M. A., Gomersall, J., Assefa, Y., Zemedu, T. G., Kifle, M., & Laurence, C. O. (2020). Structural quality of services and use of family planning services in primary health care facilities in Ethiopia. How do public and private facilities compare?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(12), 4201-1-4201-12.
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    2020 Nyadanu, S. D., Tessema, G. A., Mullins, B., Kumi-Boateng, B., Bell, M. L., & Pereira, G. (2020). Ambient air pollution, extreme temperatures and birth outcomes: a protocol for an umbrella review, systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), 1-18.
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    2019 Wondie, A. G., Zeleke, A. A., Yenus, H., & Tessema, G. A. (2019). Cesarean delivery among women who gave birth in Dessie town hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia. PLoS ONE, 14(5), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2019 Fitzmaurice, C., Abate, D., Abbasi, N., Abbastabar, H., Abd-Allah, F., Abdel-Rahman, O., . . . Bisignano, C. (2019). Global, regional, and national cancer incidence, mortality, years of life lost, years lived with disability, and disability-Adjusted life-years for 29 cancer groups, 1990 to 2017: A systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study. JAMA Oncology, 5(12), 1749-1768.
    DOI Scopus611 WoS538 Europe PMC311
    2019 Deribew, A., Biadgilign, S., Deribe, K., Dejene, T., Tessema, G. A., Melaku, Y. A., . . . 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.
    DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC9
    2019 Tessema, G. A., Gomersall, J. S., Laurence, C. O., & Mahmood, M. A. (2019). Healthcare providers' perspectives on use of the national guideline for family planning services in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 9(2), e023403.
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    2019 Orpana, H., Marczak, L., Arora, M., Abbasi, N., Abdulkader, R., Abebe, Z., . . . Jha, R. (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: Systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. BMJ (Online), 364(1), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus51 WoS220 Europe PMC106
    2019 Reta, M. M., Tessema, G. A., & Shiferaw, G. (2019). Prevalence of dual contraceptive use and associated factors among HIV positive women at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes, 12(1), 36.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC4
    2018 Fitzmaurice, C., Akinyemiju, T., Al Lami, F., Alam, T., Alizadeh-Navaei, R., Allen, C., . . . Mokdad, A. (2018). Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA oncology, 4(11), 1553-1568.
    DOI Scopus752 WoS707 Europe PMC423
    2018 Roth, G., Abate, D., Abate, K., Abay, S., 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 Scopus2074 WoS1571 Europe PMC1201
    2018 Deribew, A., Deribe, K., Dejene, T., Tessema, G. A., Melaku, Y. A., 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.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC7
    2018 Tessema, G. A., Mekonnen, T. T., Mengesha, Z. B., & Tumlinson, K. (2018). Association between skilled maternal healthcare and postpartum contraceptive use in Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC7
    2018 Yesufe, A. A., Assefa, M., Bekele, A., Ergete, W., Aynalem, A., Wondemagegnehu, T., . . . Jemal, A. (2018). Adequacy of pathologic reports of invasive breast cancer from mastectomy specimens at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital Oncology center in Ethiopia. Journal of Global Oncology, 2018(4), 1-12.
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    2018 Ayele, G., Tessema, B., Amsalu, A., Ferede, G., & Yismaw, G. (2018). Prevalence and associated factors of treatment failure among HIV/AIDS patients on HAART attending University of Gondar Referral Hospital Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Immunology, 19(1).
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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 Roth, G. A., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Badawi, A. (2018). Erratum: 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 (2018) 392(10159) (1736–1788)(S0140673618322037)(10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32203-7)). The Lancet, 392(10160), 2170.
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    2017 Tessema, G., Mahmood, M., Gomersall, J., Assefa, Y., Zemedu, T., Kifle, M., & Laurence, C. (2017). Client and facility level determinants of quality of care in family planning services in Ethiopia: multilevel modelling. PloS one, 12(6), e0179167-1-e0179167-20.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC7
    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 Scopus34 WoS33 Europe PMC27
    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 Salih, M. H., Tessema, G. A., Cherkos, E. A., Ferede, A. J., & Zelalem Anlay, D. (2017). Stigma towards People Living on HIV/AIDS and Associated Factors among Nurses’ Working in Amhara Region Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Advances in Nursing, 2017, 1-7.
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    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.
    Scopus14 Europe PMC9
    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 Scopus162 WoS156 Europe PMC102
    2017 Fitzmaurice, C., Allen, C., Barber, R., Barregard, L., Bhutta, Z., Brenner, H., . . . Tessema, G. (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 Scopus2187 WoS2227 Europe PMC1274
    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 Scopus62 WoS62 Europe PMC46
    2017 Wang, H., Bhutta, Z. A., Coates, M. M., Coggeshall, M., Dandona, L., Diallo, K., . . . Bazargan-Hejazi, S. (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. J., Barber, R. M., Dandona, L., Hay, S. I., Larson, H. J., Lim, S. S., . . . Bärnighausen, T. (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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    2017 Fullman, N., Barber, R. M., Abajobir, A. A., Abate, K. H., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., . . . 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. M., Abajobir, A. A., Abate, K. H., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., . . . 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 Kassebaum, N. J., Barber, R. M., Dandona, L., Hay, S. I., Larson, H. J., Lim, S. S., . . . Bärnighausen, T. (2017). Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 72(1), 11-13.
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    2016 Wang, H., Wolock, T. M., Carter, A., Nguyen, G., Kyu, H. H., Gakidou, E., . . . Cárdenas, R. (2016). Erratum: Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2015: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (The Lancet HIV (2016) 3 (e361-e387) PII: S235230181630087X DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(16)30087-X). The Lancet HIV, 3(9), e408.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    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 Deribew, A., Tessema, G. A., Deribe, K., Melaku, Y. A., Lakew, Y., Amare, A. T., . . . 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, 42.
    DOI Europe PMC27
    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 Scopus23 WoS21 Europe PMC13
    2016 Wang, H., Wolock, T., Carter, A., Nguyen, G., Kyu, H., Gakidou, E., . . . Amare, A. (2016). Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980–2015: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet HIV, 3(8), 361-387.
    DOI Scopus375 WoS366 Europe PMC271
    2016 Tessema, G., Laurence, C., Mahmood, M., & Gomersall, J. (2016). Factors determining quality of care in family planning services in Africa: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(8), 103-114.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC6
    2016 Tessema, G., Gomersall, J., Mahmood, M., & Laurence, C. (2016). Factors determining quality of care in family planning services in Africa: A systematic review of mixed evidence. PLoS ONE, 11(11), 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS23 Europe PMC11
    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 Scopus274 WoS62 Europe PMC150
    2016 Kassebaum, N., Arora, M., Barber, R., Bhutta, Z., Brown, J., Carter, A., . . . Amberbir, A. (2016). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1603-1658.
    DOI Scopus1181 WoS1120 Europe PMC701
    2016 GBF 2015 Maternal Mortality Collaborators., Wang, H., Amare, A., Hancock, J., Lalloo, R., Melaku, Y., & Tessema, G. (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. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1725-1774.
    DOI Scopus366 WoS41 Europe PMC242
    2016 GBF 2015 Maternal Mortality Collaborators., Kassebaum, N., Amare, A., Ciobanu, L., Hancock, J., Lalloo, R., . . . Tessema, G. (2016). Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015 : a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1775-1812.
    DOI Scopus422 WoS415 Europe PMC226
    2016 Wang, H., Naghavi, M., Allen, C., Barber, R., Bhutta, Z., Carter, A., . . . Alexander, L. (2016). Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1459-1544.
    DOI Scopus3272 WoS3232 Europe PMC1918
    2016 Lim, S. S., Allen, K., Bhutta, Z. A., Dandona, L., Forouzanfar, M. H., Fullman, N., . . . Murray, C. J. (2016). Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. LANCET, 388(10053), 1813-1850.
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    2016 Wang, H., Bhutta, Z. A., Coates, M. M., Coggeshall, M., Dandona, L., Diallo, K., . . . Murray, C. J. L. (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 Birhane, T., Assefa Tessema, G., Addis Alene, K., & Dadi, A. F. (2015). Knowledge of pregnant women on mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Meket district, northeast Ethiopia. Journal of Pregnancy, 2015, 960830.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC7
    2015 Fute, M., Mengesha, Z. B., Wakgari, N., & Tessema, G. A. (2015). High prevalence of workplace violence among nurses working at public health facilities in Southern Ethiopia. BMC Nursing, 14(1), 9.
    DOI Scopus46 Europe PMC21
    2015 Wakgari, N., Amano, A., Berta, M., & Tessema, G. A. (2015). Partograph utilization and associated factors among obstetric care providers in north shoa zone, central ethiopia: A cross sectional study. African Health Sciences, 15(2), 552-559.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS15 Europe PMC13
    2015 Biks, G. A., Tariku, A., & Tessema, G. A. (2015). Effects of antenatal care and institutional delivery on exclusive breastfeeding practice in northwest Ethiopia: a nested case–control study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 10(1), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26 Europe PMC22
    2015 Tessema, G. A., Tekeste, A., & Ayele, T. A. (2015). Preeclampsia and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Dessie referral hospital, Northeast Ethiopia: A hospital-based study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(1), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS32 Europe PMC26
    2015 Worku, A., Tessema, G., & Zeleke, A. (2015). Trends of modern contraceptive use among young married women based on the 2000, 2005, and 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveys: a multivariate decomposition analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(1), e0116525=1-e0116525-14.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16 Europe PMC15
    2015 Abera, Y., Mengesha, Z. B., & Tessema, G. A. (2015). Postpartum contraceptive use in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study. BMC Women's Health, 15(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS30 Europe PMC29
    2015 Tamene, M. M., Tessema, G. A., & Beyera, G. K. (2015). Condom utilization and sexual behavior of female sex workers in Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. Pan African Medical Journal, 21, 50.
    DOI Scopus16 Europe PMC8
    2015 Wakgari, N., Tessema, G. A., & Amano, A. (2015). Knowledge of partograph and its associated factors among obstetric care providers in North Shoa Zone, Central Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 407.
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    2014 Arage, G., Tessema, G. A., & Kassa, H. (2014). Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and its associated factors among children at South Wollo Zone Hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 7 pages.
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    2013 Gedefaw, A., Astatkie, A., & Tessema, G. A. (2013). The prevalence of precancerous cervical cancer lesion among HIV-infected women in Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 8(12), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS27 Europe PMC28
    2013 Mengesha, Z. B., Biks, G. A., Ayele, T. A., Tessema, G. A., & Koye, D. N. (2013). Determinants of skilled attendance for delivery in Northwest Ethiopia: A community based nested case control study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS40 Europe PMC34
    2013 Tessema, G., Zeleke, B., & Ayele, T. (2013). Birth interval and its predictors among married women in Dabat District, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective follow up study.. African journal of reproductive health, 17(2), 39-45.
    Scopus14 Europe PMC11
    2013 Melsew, Y. A., Terefe, M. W., Tessema, G. A., & Ayele, T. A. (2013). Rate of immunological failure and its predictors among patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy at Debremarkos Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A retrospective follow up study. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 4(5).
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    Pereira, G., Dunne, J., Regan, A. K., & Tessema, G. A. (n.d.). Smoking Cessation and Preterm Birth in Second Pregnancy Among Women who Smoked in Their First. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
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    Awoke Ayele, T., Zeleke, B. M., Tessema, G. A., & Fentie Melak, M. (n.d.). Magnitude and patterns of injuries among patients in Gondar University Hospital, northwest Ethiopia: an institutional-based study. Open Access Surgery, Volume 10, 25-31.
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2021-2025 - National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leaders Fellowship, Australia

2020 - Charter Hall Research Collaboration Award from the Raine Medical Research Foundation, Western Australia, Australia 

2020 - The Gro Harlem Brundtland Visiting Scholarship from the Norwogian Institute of Public Health, Norway - $48,000

2017:  Research Abroad Scholarship

2017: D R Stranks Traveling Fellowship

2015-2018:  Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) Scholarship

2014:  Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Fellowship

2020-2021 - Guest Lecturer for International Health Unit 

2016- Conducted tutorials and marked assignments for Public Health 1A for Public Health students

2016- Conducted tutorials on International Health for Public Health and Medical students

2009-2014- Taught various public health courses (Health Promotion, Reproductive Health, Disaster Prevention and Preparedness) for Health and Medical Sciences students and taught Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Family Planning and Demography for postgraduate 9MPH) students in Ethiopia

  • Position: Adjunct Fellow
  • Phone: 83130647
  • Email: gizachew.tessema@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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