Dr Alemayehu Amberbir MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor and Head of Research and Projects, Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Dr. Alemayehu Amberbir is a medical epidemiologist with over 14 years of experience in both academia and field research settings in Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and the UK. Dr Amberbir trained as a primary health care practitioner and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Ethiopia, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr Amberbir joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), based overseas in Malawi, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and was promoted to Assistant Professor. Before he joined LSHTM, Dr Amberbir was a Lecturer in epidemiology at Jimma University and at the School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia where he contributed to the postgraduate training programme of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) and clinical specialty students. Dr Amberbir also worked as a senior scientist and epidemiologist at Dignitas International based in Malawi and was involved in various implementation research efforts and Knowledge Translation (KT) activities, including a research program on integrated non-communicable disease and HIV care service delivery. Dr Amberbir’s most recent role has been a Science Director at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), based at Partners in Hope in Malawi.

Dr. Amberbir was the 2018/2019 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR); Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), and held an Adjunct Lecturer position at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada. Dr Amberbir has published over 60 papers, mostly in high impact peer-reviewed international medical journals. He continues to mentor junior research investigators from Africa. Dr Amberbir currently works as Assistant Professor and Head of Research and Projects at the Institute of Global Health Equity Research (IGHER) at the University of Global Health Equity based in Kigali, Rwanda.