School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2021 - ongoing Senior Project Officer Wellbeing SA 2016 - 2017 Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist Ethiopian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries 2015 - ongoing Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Consultant Basal Consulting PLC 2009 - ongoing Lecturer and researcher Wollo University
Language Competency Amharic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2011 - 2013 Jimma University Ethiopia Masters 2006 - 2009 Hawassa University Ethiopia Bachelor
Year Citation 2023 Debela, S. A., Sheriff, I., Daba, C., Tefera, Y. M., Bedada, D., & Gebrehiwot, M. (2023). Status of persistent organic pollutants in Ethiopia. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11, 13 pages.
2023 Daba, C., Debela, S. A., Atamo, A., Desye, B., Necho, M., Tefera, Y. M., . . . Gebrehiwot, M. (2023). Prevalence of occupational respiratory symptoms and associated factors among industry workers in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 18(7 JULY), 17 pages.
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2023 Williams, C., Pettman, T., Goodwin-Smith, I., Tefera, Y. M., Hanifie, S., & Baldock, K. L. (2023). Experiences of research-policy engagement in policy-making processes.. Public health research & practice, 33232308.
2023 Mesfin Tefera, Y., Gaskin, S., Mitchell, K., Springer, D., & Mills, S. (2023). Temporal decline in serum PFAS concentrations among metropolitan firefighters: Longitudinal study on post-exposure changes following PFAS foam cessation. Environment International, 179, 7 pages.
2023 Daba, C., Atamo, A., Debela, S. A., Kebede, E., Woretaw, L., Gebretsadik, D., . . . Gebrehiwot, M. (2023). A Retrospective Study on the Burden of Malaria in Northeastern Ethiopia from 2015 to 2020: Implications for Pandemic Preparedness. Infection and Drug Resistance, 16, 821-828.
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2023 Debela, S. A., Sisay, D., Negassa, M., Daba, C., Mesfin Tefera, Y., Debela, E. A., . . . Gebrehiwot, M. (2023). Determinants of undernutrition among children aged 6–59 months during the COVID-19 pandemic: A hospital-based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia. Journal of Public Health Research, 12(2), 9 pages.
2022 Gemeda, S. T., Soboksa, N. E., Tefera, Y. M., Desta, A. F., & Gari, S. R. (2022). PCR-based detection of pathogens in improved water sources: a scoping review protocol of the evidence in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ open, 12(5), e057154.
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2022 GBD 2019 Diabetes and Air Pollution Collaborators., Olagunju, A., Tefera, Y. M., & Noubiap Nzeale, J. J. (2022). Estimates, trends, and drivers of the global burden of type 2 diabetes attributable to PM<sub>2·5</sub> air pollution, 1990-2019: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.. The Lancet. Planetary health, 6(7), e586-e600.
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2022 Tefera, Y. M., Gaskin, S., Mitchell, K., Springer, D., Mills, S., & Pisaniello, D. (2022). Food grown on fire stations as a potential pathway for firefighters' exposure to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).. Environ Int, 168, 11 pages.
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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 Manag Sci, 78(1), 1-7.
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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.
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2020 Sbarra, A. N., Rolfe, S., Nguyen, J. Q., Earl, L., Galles, N. C., Marks, A., . . . Tefera, Y. M. (2020). Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries. Nature, 589(7842), 415-419.
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2020 Tefera, Y. M., & Olagunju, A. (2020). Global and regional burden of cancer in 2016 arising from occupational exposure to selected carcinogens: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 151-159.
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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.
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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.
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2020 Soriano, J. B., Kendrick, P. J., Paulson, K. R., Gupta, V., Abrams, E. M., Adedoyin, R. A., . . . Olagunju, A. (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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2020 James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z., Resnikoff, S., & Rezapour, A. (2020). Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (vol 26, pg i96, 2020). INJURY PREVENTION, 26(SUPP_1), 165.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Report for External Bodies
Year Citation - Williams, C., Pettman, T., Goodwin-Smith, I., Tefera, Y. M., Hanifie, S., & Baldock, K. L. (n.d.). Supplementary Table S1.docx.
|2022||Dust exposure, workers respiratory health and equine asthma: A new interdisciplinary research collaboration between exposure science and veterinary medicine.||Yonatal Tefera, Sharyn Gaskin Hubertus Jersmann, Surita du Preez, Samantha Franklin||School of Animal and Veterinary Science||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide||$37,600|
Assessing and controlling worker exposure to hazardous nanoparticles: purchase of a hand-held sensor for real-time measurement of atmospheric nanoparticles (number and size distribution) in industry settings.
|Yonatal Tefera, Sharyn Gaskin, Leonid Turczynowicz||Adelaide Exposure Science and Health||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide||$14,415|
|2019||Development of guidance document for stakeholder engagement in licensing hazardous chemicals and explosives||Yonatal Tefera||Safework SA||The University of Adelaide||$5,174|
Yonatal has previous work experience as a lecturer, researcher and consultant at Wollo University in Ethiopia. Yonatal's background is in the field of Environmental and occupational health.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Prevention of Occupational Lung Diseases from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica in the Construction Industry: A Mixed- Methods Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gebisa Guyasa Kabito
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Rural Health: Agriculture, Pesticides and Organic Dusts International commission on occupational health Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Mining Occupational Safety and Health International commission on Occupational Health Italy 2018 - ongoing Member Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace International Commission on Occupational Health Italy
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - 2020 Member International society of Exposure science (ISES) United States 2019 - ongoing Member The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Australia 2018 - ongoing Member International Comission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Australia
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2015 - ongoing Basal Consulting PLC Environmental and occupational health Business and professional Ethiopia
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