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Dr Mebrahtu is a Statistical Epidemiologist with medical background. He studied Public Health and clinical Sciences (equivalent to first degree in Medicine) for five years before obtaining his MSc degree in international healthcare management, economics and policy. He then gained his MSc and PhD degrees in statistical epidemiology from the School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
Dr Mebrahtu joined BiB in July 2022 as a Senior Research Fellow. He is responsible for implementing quasi-experimental and other longitudinal data analyses within the Born in Bradford ‘Healthy Places projects (ATHLETE, BiB Breathes, INGENIOUS). Prior to joining BiB, he had worked in evidence synthesis and longitudinal data analysis projects for a number of years.
His research interest areas are: synthesising health research evidence (i.e. systematic reviews and meta-analyses) and longitudinal data analyses in life-course epidemiological research. He also has interest in working with large complex health datasets and applying advanced statistical techniques such as latent growth and multilevel modelling, and missing data handling methods.