Yonatal Mesfin Tefera

Yonatal Mesfin Tefera

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Yonatal is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Adelaide Exposure Science and Health. His research interest is broadly in Occupational & Environmental Health topics with primary focus on assessing and controlling exposure to chemical hazards in workplaces and the Environment. His PhD project employs an exposure science approach to assess the influence of work environment, work tasks and worker characteristics on exposure to pesticides in Horticulture. He has an extensive experience in teaching, research, consulting, and project management. He has a strong academic foundation and expertise in the field of Environmental and Occupational Health.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Tefera, Y. M., Gaskin, S., Thredgold, L., & Pisaniello, D. (2021). Glove performance in a warming climate: The role of glove material and climate on permeation resistance to organophosphate insecticides. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 18(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Sbarra, A. N., Rolfe, S., Nguyen, J. Q., Earl, L., Galles, N. C., Marks, A., . . . Bijani, A. (2021). Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries. Nature, 589(7842), 415-419.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC10
    2021 Tefera, Y. M., Gaskin, S., Thredgold, L., & Pisaniello, D. (2021). The role of formulation co-ingredients in skin and glove barrier protection against organophosphate insecticides. Pest Management Science, 7 pages.
    DOI
    2020 Driscoll, T., Rushton, L., Hutchings, S. J., Straif, K., Steenland, K., Abate, D., . . . Leigh, J. (2020). Global and regional burden of disease and injury in 2016 arising from occupational exposures: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 151-159.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS17 Europe PMC11
    2020 Tefera, Y. M. (2020). Global and regional burden of chronic respiratory disease in 2016 arising from non-infectious airborne occupational exposures: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 142-150.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS15 Europe PMC9
    2020 Driscoll, T., Rushton, L., Hutchings, S. J., Straif, K., Steenland, K., Abate, D., . . . Kumar, M. (2020). Global and regional burden of disease and injury in 2016 arising from occupational exposures: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 133-141.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS11 Europe PMC5
    2020 James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., Liu, Z., . . . Vos, T. (2020). Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.. Inj Prev, 26(1), 19 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS33 Europe PMC14
    2020 Soriano, J. B., Kendrick, P. J., Paulson, K. R., Gupta, V., Abrams, E. M., Adedoyin, R. A., . . . Tefera, Y. (2020). Prevalence and attributable health burden of chronic respiratory diseases, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8(6), 585-596.
    DOI Scopus143 WoS129 Europe PMC67
    2020 Wiens, K. E., Lindstedt, P. A., Blacker, B. F., Johnson, K. B., Baumann, M. M., Schaeffer, L. E., . . . Bell, M. L. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health, 8(8), e1038-e1060.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2020 James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., Liu, Z., . . . Vos, T. (2020). Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study.. Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, 26(1), i125-i153.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS33 Europe PMC2
    2020 Deshpande, A., Miller-Petrie, M. K., Lindstedt, P. A., Baumann, M. M., Johnson, K. B., Blacker, B. F., . . . Behzadifar, M. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health, 8(9), e1162-e1185.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC7
    2019 Tefera, Y. M., Thredgold, L., Pisaniello, D., & Gaskin, S. (2019). The greenhouse work environment: a modifier of occupational pesticide exposure?. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 54(10), 817-831.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2019 James, S. L., Lucchesi, L. R., Bisignano, C., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., . . . Mokdad, A. H. (2019). Morbidity and mortality from road injuries: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention, 26(SUPP_1), i46-I56.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS28 Europe PMC20
    2016 Mitiku, I., Arefayne, M., Tefera, Y. M., & Gizaw, M. (2016). Factors associated with loss to follow-up among women in Option B+ PMTCT programme in northeast Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(1), 1-8.
    DOI WoS51 Europe PMC35

Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship

Industry Engaged PhD (IEP) Placement scholarship

Yonatal has previous work experience as a lecturer, researcher and a consultant at Wollo University in Ethiopia. Yonatal's background is mainly in the field of Environmental and occupational health.


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