Yohannes KINFU

Associate Professor

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

19992019
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Biography

Dr. Yohannes Kinfu is an economist and demographer by training, and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health, University of Canberra.  He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington, and Honorary Fellow with the Centre for Adolescent Health at Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Yohannes is a member of the Scientific Council of the Global Burden of Disease Study and serves on advisory panel at the WIN Founation, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, India.

In the course of his career, which spans across three continents (Africa, Australia and Europe), he has served as a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland (UQ) 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 and Leader of the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (NUHDSS) at the African Population and Health Research Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Yohannes also taught under-graduate and graduate students in Australia, Ghana and Ethiopia, and held other academic and consultancy positions in the UK, Namibia, Sudan, Laos and South Africa.

Research Interests

Yohannes’ research interests are in health demography and medical economics, particulalry in modelling population processes, health outcomes and health inputs in global context. 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.

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

3 Oct 2018 → …

Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington

3 Oct 2018 → …

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Projects 2012 2018

Health economics Panel

BROWN, L., GONG, X., GOSS, J., GOSS, J., KINFU, Y., LI, J., MIRANTI, R. & MOHANTY, I.

22/07/1522/07/18

Project: Other

Panel agreement for the Services of Program Review and Evaluation

DAVEY, R., AULICH, C., AULICH, C., BERRY, H., BERRY, H., BLOOD, W., BLOOD, W., BROWN, L., EDWARDS, M., EVANS, M., GIBSON, D., GONG, X., GOSS, J., GOSS, J., HOGAN, A., JAMIESON, M., KINFU, Y., MIRANTI, R., PAMPHILON, B., PARKER, R., Prosser, B., TANTON, R., UPTON, D. & VIDYATTAMA, Y.

15/12/1414/12/17

Project: OtherResearch

Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors in Child and Adolescent Health, 1990 to 2017: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2017 Study

Reiner, R. C., Olsen, H. E., Ikeda, C., Echko, M., Ballesteros, K. E., Manguerra, H., Martopullo, I., Millear, A. I., Shields, C., Smith, A., Strub, B., Abebe, M., Abebe, Z., Adhena, B. M., Adhikari, T. B., Akibu, M., Al-Raddadi, R., Alvis-Guzman, N., Antonio, C. A. T., Aremu, O. & 100 othersAsgedom, S. W., Asseffa, N. A., Avila-Burgos, L., Barac, A., Bärnighausen, T., Bassat, Q., Bensenor, I. M., Bhutta, Z., Bijani, A., Bililign, N., Cahuana-Hurtado, L., Malta, D. C., Chang, J. C., Charlson, F., Dharmaratne, S. D., Doku, D. T., Edessa, D., El-Khatib, Z., Erskine, H. E., Ferrari, A. J., Fullman, N., Gupta, R., Hassen, H. Y., Hay, S. I., Stephen Ilesanmi, O., Jacobsen, K. H., Kahsay, A., Kasaeian, A., Kassa, T. D., Kebede, S., Khader, Y. S., Khan, E. A., Khan, M. N., Khang, Y-H., Khubchandani, J., KINFU, Y., Kochhar, S., Kokubo, Y., Koyanagi, A., Defo, B. K., Lal, D. K., Kumsa, F. A., Larson, H. J., Leung, J., Mamun, A. A., Mehata, S., Melku, M., Mendoza, W., Mezgebe, H. B., Miller, T., Moges, N. A., Mohammed, S., Mokdad, A. H., Monasta, L., Neupane, S., Nguyen, H. L. T., Ningrum, D. N. A., Nirayo, Y. L., Nong, V. M., Ogbo, F. A., Olagunju, A. T., Olusanya, B. O., Olusanya, J. O., Patton, G. C., Pereira, D. M., Pourmalek, F., Qorbani, M., Rafay, A., Rai, R. K., Ram, U., Ranabhat, C. L., Renzaho, A. M. N., Rezai, M. S., Ronfani, L., Roth, G. A., Safiri, S., Sartorius, B., Scott, J. G., Shackelford, K. A., Sliwa, K., Sreeramareddy, C., Sufiyan, M. B., Terkawi, A. S., Topor-Madry, R., Tran, B. X., Ukwaja, K. N., Uthman, O. A., Vollset, S. E., Weldegwergs, K. G., Werdecker, A., Whiteford, H. A., Wijeratne, T., Yonemoto, N., Yotebieng, M., Zuhlke, L. J., Kyu, H. H., Naghavi, M., Vos, T., Murray, C. J. L. & Kassebaum, N. J., 2019, In : JAMA Pediatrics. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Demography
Uncertainty
Wounds and Injuries
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Health
4 Citations (Scopus)

Health disparities across the counties of Kenya and implications for policy makers, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

Achoki, T., Miller-Petrie, M. K., Glenn, S. D., Kalra, N., Lesego, A., Gathecha, G. K., Alam, U., Kiarie, H. W., Maina, I. W., Adetifa, I. M. O., Barsosio, H. C., Degfie, T. T., Keiyoro, P. N., Kiirithio, D. N., Kinfu, Y., Kinyoki, D. K., Kisia, J. M., Krish, V. S., Lagat, A. K., Mooney, M. D. & 10 othersMoturi, W. N., Newton, C. R. J., Ngunjiri, J. W., Nixon, M. R., Soti, D. O., Van De Vijver, S., Yonga, G., Hay, S. I., Murray, C. J. L. & Naghavi, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : The Lancet Global Health. 7, 1, p. e81-e95

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Kenya
Administrative Personnel
Health
Life Expectancy
Uncertainty
3 Citations (Scopus)

Burden and trend of diet-related non-communicable diseases in Australia and comparison with 34 OECD countries, 1990–2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

Melaku, Y. A., Renzaho, A., Gill, T. K., Taylor, A. W., Dal Grande, E., de Courten, B., Baye, E., Gonzalez-Chica, D., Hyppӧnen, E., Shi, Z., Riley, M., Adams, R. & Kinfu, Y., May 2018, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 58, 3, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Disease
Diet
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Uncertainty
Mortality
9 Citations (Scopus)

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

Open Access
File
Mediterranean Region
Mediterranean region
cancer
Disease
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
6 Citations (Scopus)

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, 1 May 2018, In : International Journal of Public Health. 63, 63 (Suppl 1), p. S165-S176 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mediterranean Region
Mediterranean region
Obesity
Disease
Body Mass Index