Abel Dadi is a public health and social epidemiologist and biostatistician who has vast public health and research experience. He has worked as an expert (officer) and led public health departments in different districts in Ethiopia for more than five years. After completing his master’s degree at the University of Gondar in 2013, Abel joined the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as a lecturer, was promoted to the rank of assistant professor and led the department for more than two years. During his stay in the department, he led and actively participated in the development of teaching materials and curriculums (both masters and PhD). Abel has also supervised several graduate and postgraduate students from different public health backgrounds.
Abel’s previous experience and current research interest cover the area of maternal and child health, chronic and infectious diseases, and mental health. His recent PhD research investigated the epidemiology of maternal depression and its effect on birth and infant health outcomes. Methodologically, Abel is a mixed-method researcher, he is experienced in using basic and advanced statistical approaches, designing epidemiological studies, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. He has currently started a new position at Menzies, Centre for Child Development and Education and is working on predictive modelling of early childhood development in the NT. Abel is also an adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public health at the University of Gondar, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ethiopia.