Yohannes Melaku

Yohannes Melaku

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Yohannes is a public health trainee with a special interest in data management, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological, nutrition, and clinical studies. His research interest in nutrition ranges from undernutrition and its consequences to dietary risk factors of non-communicable diseases.

Between January 2009 and July 2015, he was working in the School of Public Health, Mekelle University, at different academic and research positions. Between October 2013 and July 2015, he also led Kilite-Awlaelo Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KA-HDSS) with a responsibility of overall coordination of studies, designing field studies, undertaking data management and analysis. He has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of public health, epidemiology, and nutrition.

Currently, he is a Ph.D Candidate (Medicine/Nutritional Epidemiology) at The University of Adelaide under the supervision of A/Prof Zumin Shi, Dr Tiffany K Gill and Prof Robert Adams.

Diet, sleep and associated health outcomes

Chrono-nutrition and health outcomes

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 - 2015 Principal Research Investigator Mekelle University, College of Health Sciences
    2012 - 2015 Lecturer Mekelle University
    2011 - 2012 Assistant Lecturer Mekelle University
    2009 - 2010 Teaching Assistant Mekelle University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Achievement Best Young Researcher of the Year (2014) Mekelle University, College of Health Sciences Ethiopia
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2014 Addis Continental Institute of Public Health Ethiopia MPH/Nutrition
    2010 - 2012 Mekelle University Ethiopia MPH/General
    2006 - 2008 University of Gondar Ethiopia BSc in Public Health (mainly clinical courses)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2016 Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysi John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Coursera)
    2016 Statistical Reasoning for Public Health 2: Regress John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Coursera)
    2015 Statistical Reasoning for Public Health 1: Estimat John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Coursera)
    2015 Comprehensive Systematic Review Training The Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
    2015 Nutrition Operational Research (NOR) ENGINE/Jhpiego Ethiopia
  • Research Interests

 

Fund Year  
Travel grant (funded by The University of Adelaide, Australia) August 2017
Travel grant (funded by The University of Adelaide, Australia) November 2016
Scholarship for Ph.D (funded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship) July 2015 - July 2018
Scholarship for master’s degree in public health (funded by Mekelle University) June 2010 - July 2012

 

Mekelle University, School of Public Health
Class Semester, year Role

Introduction to Public Health

Semester I & II, 2009/10 Teaching Assistant (undergraduate)

Introduction to Public Health

Semester I & II, 2010/11

Teaching Assistant (undergraduate)

 

Human Nutrition Semester I & II, 2010/11 Teaching Assistant (undergraduate)
Human Nutrition Semester I & II, 2011/12 Teaching Assistant (undergraduate)
Public Health Nutrition Semester II, 2012/13 Senior Teaching Assistant (graduate, MPH)
Human Nutrition Semester I, 2013/14 Senior Teaching Assistant (undergraduate)
Public Health Nutrition Semester II, 2013/14 Assistant Lecturer (graduate, MPH)
Human Nutrition Semester I, 2014/15 Lecturer (undergraduate)
Public Health Nutrition Semester II, 2014/15 Lecturer (graduate, MPH)

 


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