GEOHealth Hub Co-Investigator | Addis Ababa University
Professor of Public Health/Biostatistics
Department of Preventive Medicine
School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences
Addis Ababa University
Prof. Alemayehu Worku Yalew was born in 1968. He is an expert in designing, planning and implementation of sound health researches, which allowed him to disseminate pertinent health research findings to policy makers, program planners, civil societies and communities. He has been involved in several nationwide large scale surveys and complex clinical trials. Prof. Alemayehu launched and served as the first coordinator of the PhD program at the College of Health Sciences of Addis Ababa University. In addition to the AAU, he has contributed in capacity building of staff members from various Universities including Gondar, Haramaya, Mekelle, Hawassa, Jimma, and Arbaminch by serving as a supervisor for more than 40 PhD students in public health field. Prof. Alemayehu has served as member and chair of national and international data and safety monitoring board for different multi-site clinical trials. Moreover, he has served as guest lecturer and researcher at the international School of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden, Pretoria University, South Africa and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA. He also serves as a member and founder of the capacity building committee of the Global Network for Evaluation and Monitoring Health programs. Prof. Alemayehu has published more than 160 publications in peer reviewed national and international journals. Prof. Alemayehu has received the 2011 Ethiopian Public Health Association Senior Researcher Gold Medal Award and the College of Health Sciences of Addis Ababa University last 10 years best researcher award in 2014.