Dr Kelemu Kibret

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Social Dev

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 2021

Contact

kelemu.kibret@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68711

Biography

Kelemu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition (GLOBE) at Deakin University. He holds a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics from the University of Newcastle, along with an MPH in Epidemiology and a bachelor's degree in public health from universities in Ethiopia. Kelemu is an early-career epidemiologist and public health researcher. 

Kelemu's research focuses on maternal health, population nutrition, noncommunicable diseases and determinants of health. He has a notable publication record, with 22 articles published (18 as first or senior author) in reputable peer-reviewed journals including BMJ Open, PloS One and Public Health Nutrition with an h-index of 14 and over 1458 citations. 

He has also presented his research findings at several national and international conferences. In addition to his research contributions, he regularly serves as a manuscript reviewer for various peer-reviewed journals, including BMJ Open, PloS One, Scientific Reports, and Public Health Nutrition.

Kelemu has held the position of University Lecturer and Researcher for several years at the Wollega University. In this capacity, he has prepared course materials and delivered lectures on Epidemiology, Basic Biostatistics, and Research Methods. 

He has expertise and practical experience in data management and analysis. He is proficient in applying advanced statistical modelling techniques, including generalized linear models, multilevel mixed effect models, propensity score analysis, and meta-analysis, using software such as STATA, SPSS, and ArcGIS.

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Career highlights

Fellowships

  • Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2022-2024
  • University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (Tuition fee, stipend, and allowances) for PhD candidature 2016-2020
  • Addis Ababa University Postgraduate Degree Scholarship 2010-2012

Publications 

  • > 22 Peer reviewed papers
  • 30% of publications published in the top 10% journals by  SJR
  • 45% of publications in the top10% most cited publications worldwide 
  • H-index 14 and >1464 citations (Google Scholar  October 2023)

Research interests

Cardiovascular health

Population nutrition

Noncommunicable diseases

Epidemiological disease modelling

Determinants of health

Affiliations

International Epidemiological Association, 2020- ongoing

Australian Epidemiological Association, 2019- ongoing

Statistical Society of Australia, 2019- ongoing

Ethiopian Public Health Association, 2011- ongoing

Units taught

Epidemiology, Research Methods, Introduction to Biostatistics

Knowledge areas

Epidemiology
Population nutrition
Public health
Noncommunicable disease
Maternal Health
Biostatistics

Conferences

  1.  Kibret KT, Backholer K, Peeters A, Tesfay F, Nichols. Trends and Impact of metabolic risks on noncommunicable disease burden in Australia. Australian Public Health Conference 2023, Hobart, Australia, 26-28, Sep 2023
  2. Kibret KT and Chego M. Assessment of the incidence and associated factors of tuberculosis in HIV-infected children at Nekemte Referral Hospital, West Ethiopia: A Retrospective Cohort Study. 21st International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa (ICASA 2021) in Durban, South Africa, 6 -11 December 2021.
  3. Kibret KT, Chojenta C, D’Arcy E, Loxton D. ‘Population attributable fraction estimates for factors associated with different types of anaemia among women in Ethiopia: multilevel multinomial analysis’ poster [virtual] accepted for World Congress of Epidemiology, 3-6th September 2021, Melbourne, Australia. 
  4. Kibret KT, Chojenta C, D’Arcy E, Loxton D. ‘Effect of dietary patterns on maternal anaemia in Ethiopia: a case-control study’ poster [virtual] at World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020, 1 May to 12 June 2020, Brisbane, Australia.
  5. Kibret KT, Chojenta C, D’Arcy E, Loxton D. ‘Population attributable fraction estimates for factors associated with different types of anaemia among women in Ethiopia: multilevel multinomial analysis’ poster [virtual] at 16th World Congress on Public Health, 12-16 October 2020, Rome Italy.
  6. Kibret KT, Chojenta C, D’Arcy E, Loxton D. ‘Spatial distribution and factors of anaemia among women: multilevel and spatial analysis’ poster at the Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 23-25 Oct 2019, Brisbane, Australia.
  7. Kibret KT, Chojenta C, D’Arcy E, Loxton D. ‘Dietary patterns and risk of pregnancy outcomes: Systematic review and meta-analysis’ at the Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 23-25 Oct 2019, Brisbane, Australia (rapid fair poster presentation).
  8. Kibret KT & Mesfin YM. ‘Treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients under DOTS-Plus: systematic review and meta-analysis’ at the 11th Annual TB Research Conference, 21-24 March 2016, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
  9. Kibret KT, Mesfin YM, Taye A. Is proteinase inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy associated with an increased risk of preterm birth? A systematic review and a meta-analysis, 27th Annual Conference of Ethiopian Public Health Association, 22 & 24 February 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  (poster).
  10. Kibret KT & Mesfin YM.  ‘Prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia: a systematic meta-analysis’ at the 27th Annual Conference of Ethiopian Public Health Association, 22-24 February 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  11. Kibret KT, Worku A, Girma B, Melese M. Determinant Factors Associated with Occurrence of Tuberculosis among Adult People Living with HIV after Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Case-Control Study at Second National Symposium on Science for sustainable development, June 19-20/ 2015, Arba Minch Ethiopia.
  12. Kibret KT & Mesfin YM.  ‘Prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia: a systematic meta-analysis’ at the 6th Annual National Symposium, 28-29 March 2015, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.
  13. Kibret KT, Worku A, Girma B, Melese M. Determinant Factors Associated with Occurrence of Tuberculosis among Adult People Living with HIV after Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Case-Control Study at the 26th Annual Conference of Ethiopian Public Health Association, 26-28 February 2015, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Professional activities

I  review articles in the following peer reviewed journals:
BMJ open, PloS One, Scientific Reports, Frontier Public Health, BMJ Global Health, Public Health Nutrition

Awards

  1. Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2022-2024
  2. Scholarship award for the 21st International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa (ICASA 2021), Durban, South Africa, 2021
  3. International Epidemiological Association and Japanese Epidemiological Association bursary award for World Congress of Epidemiology, Melbourne, Australia 2021
  4. Best student abstract award at the Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Conference, Brisbane, Australia 2019
  5. University of Newcastle (Australia) International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (tuition fee, stipend, and allowances) for PhD candidature 2016-2020
  6. Ethiopian Public Health Association Conference Travel Award, 2015
  7. Arba Minch University (Ethiopia) Conference Travel Award, 2015
  8. Addis Ababa University (Ethioppia) Postgraduate Degree Scholarship (tuition fee and stipend) 2010-2012

Publications

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2023

The effect of dietary patterns on maternal anaemia in North Shewa, Ethiopia: A case-control study with Propensity Score Analysis

Kelemu Kibret, Catherine Chojenta, Ellie D’Arcy, Deborah Loxton

(2023), pp. 026010602311523-026010602311523, Nutrition and Health, England, C1

journal article

Burdens of non-communicable disease attributable to metabolic risk factors in Australia, 1990-2019: joinpoint regression analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study

Kelemu Kibret, Kathryn Backholer, Anna Peeters, Fisaha Tesfay, Melanie Nichols

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. e071319-e071319, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

Effects of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation delivery modes on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in heart failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

T Tegegne, J Rawstorn, R Nourse, K Kibret, K Ahmed, R Maddison

(2022), Vol. 9, Open Heart, England, C1

journal article
2021

Population attributable fraction estimates for factors associated with different types of anaemia among women in Ethiopia: Multilevel multinomial analysis

K Kibret, C Chojenta, E D'Arcy, D Loxton

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 4166-4176, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1-1

journal article

Predicting the environmental suitability for onchocerciasis in Africa as an aid to elimination planning

E Cromwell, J Osborne, T Unnasch, M Basáñez, K Gass, K Barbre, E Hill, K Johnson, K Donkers, S Shirude, C Schmidt, V Adekanmbi, O Adetokunboh, M Afarideh, E Ahmadpour, M Beshir Ahmed, T Yihunie Akalu, Z Al-Aly, F Alanezi, T Alanzi, V Alipour, C Andrei, F Ansari, M Ansha, D Anvari, S Yaw Appiah, J Arabloo, B Arnold, M Ausloos, M Ayanore, A Amin Baig, M Banach, A Barac, T Barnighausen, M Bayati, K Bhattacharyya, Z Bhutta, S Bibi, A Bijani, S Bohlouli, M Bohluli, O Brady, N Bragazzi, Z Butt, F Carvalho, S Chatterjee, V Chattu, S Chattu, N Cormier, S Dahlawi, G Damiani, F Daoud, A Darwesh, A Daryani, K Deribe, S Dharmaratne, D Diaz, H Do, M El Sayed Zak, M El Tantawi, D Elemineh, A Faraj, M Harandi, Y Fatahi, V Feigin, E Fernandes, N Foigt, M Foroutan, R Franklin, M Mohialdeen Gubari, D Guido, Y Guo, A Haj-Mirzaian, K Abdullah, S Hamidi, C Herteliu, H De Hidru, T Higazi, N Hossain, M Hosseinzadeh, M Househ, O Ilesanmi, M Ilic, I Ilic, U Iqbal, S Naghibi Irvani, R Jha, F Joukar, J Jozwiak, Z Kabir, L Kalankesh, R Kalhor, B Matin, S Karimi, A Kasaeian, T Kavetskyy, G Kayode, A Karyani, A Kelbore, M Keramati

(2021), Vol. 15, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, United States, C1-1

journal article
2020

The effect of dietary patterns on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in North Shewa, Ethiopia: A propensity score matched case-control study

K Kibret, C Chojenta, E D'Arcy, D Loxton

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 24-29, Pregnancy Hypertension, Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2019

Maternal dietary patterns and risk of adverse pregnancy (hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus) and birth (preterm birth and low birth weight) outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Kelemu Kibret, Catherine Chojenta, Ellie Gresham, Teketo Tegegne, Deborah Loxton

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 506-520, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Spatial distribution and determinant factors of anaemia among women of reproductive age in Ethiopia: A multilevel and spatial analysis

K Kibret, C Chojenta, E D'Arcy, D Loxton

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1-1

journal article

Prevalence rate of undiagnosed tuberculosis in the community in Ethiopia from 2001 to 2014: Systematic review and meta-analysis

B Arega, K Tilahun, A Minda, A Agunie, G Mengistu

(2019), Vol. 77, Archives of Public Health, England, C1

journal article
2018

The impact of geographic access on institutional delivery care use in low and middle-income countries: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Teketo Tegegne, Catherine Chojenta, Deborah Loxton, Roger Smith, Kelemu Kibret

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-16, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article
2017

Perceived Psychological, Economic, and Social Impact of Khat Chewing among Adolescents and Adults in Nekemte Town, East Welega Zone, West Ethiopia

A Wondemagegn, M Cheme, K Kibret

(2017), Vol. 2017, pp. 1-9, BioMed Research International, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal article

Treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis under DOTS-Plus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies

K Kibret, Y Moges, P Memiah, S Biadgilign

(2017), Vol. 6, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, England, C1

journal article
2016

Is protease inhibitors based antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy associated with an increased risk of preterm birth? Systematic review and a meta-analysis

Y Mesfin, K Kibret, A Taye

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-9, Reproductive Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Practice and Intention to use long acting and permanent contraceptive methods among married women in Ethiopia: Systematic meta-analysis

Y Mesfin, K Kibret

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-8, Reproductive Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

Assessment of knowledge and practice of health workers towards tuberculosis infection control and associated factors in public health facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

G Demissie Gizaw, Z Aderaw Alemu, K Kibret

(2015), Vol. 73, Archives of Public Health, England, C1-1

journal article

Prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia: A systematic meta-analysis

K Kibret, Y Mesfin

(2015), Vol. 36, Public Health Reviews, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Correlation of fasting and postprandial plasma glucose with HbA1c in assessing glycemic control; systematic review and meta-analysis

E Ketema, K Kibret

(2015), Vol. 73, Archives of Public Health, England, C1-1

journal article
2014

Association between HIV/AIDS and multi-drug resistance tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Y Mesfin, D Hailemariam, S Biadglign, K Kibret

(2014), Vol. 9, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

journal article
2013

Determinant Factors Associated with Occurrence of Tuberculosis among Adult People Living with HIV after Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Case Control Study

K Kibret, A Yalew, B Belaineh, M Asres

(2013), Vol. 8, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

journal article

Assessment of knowledge and practice towards hepatitis B among medical and health science students in Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Y Mesfin, K Kibret

(2013), Vol. 8, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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