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Dr. Yohannes Kinfu is an economist and a demographer by training. In the course of his career, which spans over 10 years of post-doctoral experience across three continents, he served as a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia and prior to that he worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. And before that he was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. He also served as Head of the Urbanization and Wellbeing Research Program at the African Population and Health Research Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was also the Leader of the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (NUHDSS). Dr Kinfu is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader for the Burden of Disease Modelling and costs research theme at the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, University of Canberra. He is also a member of the Global Burden of Disease Expert Group at IHME, University of Washington, and holds an Adjunct position at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, The Australian National University.

Research Interests

Yohannes’ research interests are in medical economics and in statistical and health demography, particularly in the statistical and mathematical modeling of population processes, health inputs and outcomes. He has published widely in a range of topics including nutrition, population dynamics, measurement of mortality and causes of death, health service coverage, health system efficiency and performance measurement, health workforce dynamics, health information system and monitoring of health programs. Yohannes also taught under-graduate and graduate students in Australia, Ghana and Ethiopia, and held other academic and consultancy positions in Namibia, Sudan and South Africa.

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 1999 2018

4 Citations

Burden of cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2005-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study

Fitzmaurice, C., KINFU, Y. & GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Cancer Collaborators May 2018 In : International Journal of Public Health. 63, Supp. 1, p. 151-164 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mediterranean Region
Mediterranean region
cancer
Disease
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
3 Citations

Burden of obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

Mokdad, A. H., KINFU, Y. & GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Obesity Collaborators May 2018 In : International Journal of Public Health. 63, Suppl. 1, p. 165-176 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mediterranean Region
Mediterranean region
Obesity
Disease
Body Mass Index
3 Citations

Diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

Mokdad, A. H., KINFU, Y. & GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Diabetes and CKD Collaborators May 2018 In : International Journal of Public Health. 63, 1, p. 177-186 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mediterranean Region
Mediterranean region
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
chronic illness
3 Citations

Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

Mokdad, A. H., KINFU, Y. & GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Neonatal, Infant, and under-5 Mortality Collaborators May 2018 In : International Journal of Public Health. 63, 1, p. 63-77 15 p.

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Mediterranean Region
Mediterranean region
morbidity
infant
mortality
Walking
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Disease
Independent Living
Cerebrovascular Disorders