Research fellow

Mihiretu Kebede

Curriculum vitae

  • Since April 2016 - ongoing PhD Student at the University of Bremen
  • From March to June 2015 Advanced Diploma in Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries, Swiss Tropical and public Health institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • From September 2010 to July 2012 Master of Public Health, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • From 2003 to 2006 BSc in Medical laboratory Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Working experience
  • From April 2016 - ongoing Doctoral Research Fellow , Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen, Germany.
  • From August 2014 to December 2015 Lecturer and Head of the department of Health Informatics of the University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
  • From October 2012 to August 2014 Lecturer at the University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
  • From July 2012 to October 2012 Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Bahirdar City Administration Health Office, Bahirdar, Ethiopia
  • From October 2006 to June 2012 Medical Laboratory Technologist in Amhara regional state health facilities


Professional affiliations, special appointments and memberships
  • University of Gondar; Institute of Public Health
  • Member of Ethiopian Public Health Association
  • Member of Team Training Program of the University of Gondar
  • Former member of the Bahirdar City Administration Health Office Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee
  • Member of Senita Green Club

Additional Training, workshops and seminars
  • July to August 2015: GIS and Public Health
  • April 2014: Leadership And Management by the University of Washington, Online Course
  • January 2014: Advanced Biostatistics by the Ohio State University in Gondar Ethiopia
  • April 2014: Leadership And Management in Health by the University of Washington, Online Course
  • December 2014: Epidemiology for Global Health Research by the University of Washington
  • November 2014: Good Clinical Practice and Ethical Research
  • December 2014: Principles of STD/HIV Research Course by the University of Washington, Online Course

Past voluntary services
  • Health education for prisoners, Ethiopia
  • Outreach HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing service for rural community in West Belessa District, North Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Led teams of volunteer students to construct toilet and sanitary facilities for rural communities and prisoners in Dabat district, Dabat, Ethiopia

Research interests

  • eHealth interventions
  • Health promotion through eHealth and mHealth
  • Chronic diseases
  • Patient Engagement
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • GBD 2017 HIV Collaborators, in collaboration with Kebede M. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017. The Lancet HIV. 2019;6(12):e831-e859.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30196-1
  • Jemere AT, Yeneneh YE, Tilahun B, Fritz F, Alemu S, Kebede M. Access to mobile phone and willingness to receive mHealth services among patients with diabetes in Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e021766.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021766
  • Kebede M, Peters M, Heise T, Pischke CR. Comparison of three meta-analytic methods using data from digital interventions on type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. 2019;12:59-73.
    https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S180106
  • Kebede M, Pischke CR. Popular diabetes apps and the impact of diabetes app use on self-care behaviour: A survey among the digital community of persons with diabetes on social media. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2019;10:135.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00135
  • Kebede M, Schuett C, Pischke CR. The role of continuous glucose monitoring, diabetes smartphone applications, and self-care behavior in glycemic control: Results of a multi-national online survey. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019;8(1):109.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8010109
  • Tesfaye B, Atique S, Azim T, Kebede M. Predicting skilled delivery service use in Ethiopia: Dual application of logistic regression and machine learning algorithms. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2019;19:209.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-019-0942-5
  • Abiy R, Gashu KD, Asemaw T, Mitiku M, Fekadie B, Abebaw Z, Mamuye A, Tazebew A, Teklu A, Nurhussien F, Kebede M, Fritz F, Tilahun B. A comparison of electronic records to paper records in antiretroviral therapy clinic in Ethiopia: What is affecting the quality of the data? Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2018;10(2):e212.
    https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v10i2.8309
  • Kebede M, Steenbock B, Helmer S, Sill J, Möllers T, Pischke CR. Identifying evidence-informed physical activity apps: Content analysis. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2018;6(12):e10314.
    https://doi.org/10.2196/10314
  • Kebede M, Zeeb H, Peters M, Heise T, Pischke CR. Effectiveness of digital interventions for improving glycemic control in persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression analysis. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 2018;20(11):767-782.
    https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2018.0216
  • Wassie MA, Zeleke A, Dachew BA, Kebede M. Evidence-based practice and its associated factors among medical laboratory professionals in West Amhara hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. 2018;16(1):66-72.
    https://doi.org/10.1097/XEB.0000000000000122
  • Yeshiwas S, Kiflie M, Zeleke A, Kebede M. Civil servants' demand for social health insurance in Northwest Ethiopia. Archives of Public Health. 2018;76:48.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-018-0297-x
  • Astatikie G, Limenih MA, Kebede M. Maternal and fetal outcomes of uterine rupture and factors associated with maternal death secondary to uterine rupture. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017;17:117.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1302-z
  • Beshir MA, Woreta SA, Kebede M. Evidence-based practice among health professionals in hospitals of Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. 2017;15(4):161-170.
    https://doi.org/10.1097/XEB.0000000000000111
  • Dilu E, Gebreslassie M, Kebede M. Human Resource Information System implementation readiness in the Ethiopian health sector: A cross-sectional study. Human Resources for Health. 2017;15:85.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-017-0259-3
  • Kebede M, Christianson L, Khan Z, Heise T, Pischke CR. Effectiveness of behavioral change techniques employed in eHealth interventions designed to improve glycemic control in persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2017;6:211.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0609-1
  • Kebede M, Endris Y, Zegeye DT. Nursing care documentation practice: The unfinished task of nursing care in the University of Gondar Hospital. Informatics for Health and Social Care. 2017;42(3):290-302.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17538157.2016.1252766
  • Kebede M, Liedtke TP, Möllers T, Pischke CR. Characterizing active ingredients of eHealth interventions targeting persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus using the behavior change techniques taxonomy: Scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2017;19(10):e348.
    https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.7135
  • Kebede M, Zegeye DT, Zeleke BM. Predicting CD4 count changes among patients on antiretroviral treatment: Application of data mining techniques. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2017;152:149-157.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2017.09.017
  • Tesfaye B, Atique S, Elias N, Dibaba L, Syed-Abdul S, Kebede M. Determinants and development of a web-based child mortality prediction model in resource-limited settings: A data mining approach. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2017;140:45-51.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2016.11.013
  • Tesfaye B, Mathewos T, Kebede M. Skilled delivery inequality in Ethiopia: To what extent are the poorest and uneducated mothers benefiting? International Journal for Equity in Health. 2017;16:82.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0579-x
  • Kebede M, Bazie BB, Abate GB, Zeleke A. Knowledge of abortion legislation towards induced abortion among female preparatory school students in Dabat District, Ethiopia. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2016;20(4):13-21.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-5568aaec6
  • Gashu KD, Meshesha M, Kebede M. HIV counseling and testing uptake among adults in Amhara Region; North West Ethiopia. East African Journal of Public Health. 2015;12(1):956-963.
  • Kebede M, Zeleke A, Asemahegn M, Fritz F. Willingness to receive text message medication reminders among patients on antiretroviral treatment in North West Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2015;15:65.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-015-0193-z
  • Book chapters

  • Fritz F, Kebede M, Telahun B. The need for cost-benefit analyses of eHealth in low and middle-income countries. In: Sarkar IN, Georgiou A, Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques P, editors. MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health. Amsterdam: IOS Press. 2015. 981.
    https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-981
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Kebede M, Pischke CR, Zeeb H. Investigating the impact of diabetes app use on improving key diabetes self-care components. 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), 16-20 September 2019, Barcelona, Spain. (Abstract published in: Diabetologia. 2019;62(S1):392)
  • Kebede M, Pischke CR, Zeeb H. Self-care practice among the digital community of persons with diabetes in German-speaking countries. 14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 11.-13. September 2019, Ulm.
  • Kebede M, Zeeb H. Lessons learned from using innovative methods of recruiting survey participants: The case of Facebook groups and targeted Facebook advertisements. 14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 11.-13. September 2019, Ulm.
  • Kebede M, Zeeb H, Peters M, Heise T, Pischke CR. Comparative analysis of ANCOVA, change scores and final values meta-analyses. 10th Biennial Joanna Briggs Institute Colloquium, 2-4 May 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Kebede M, Schutt C, Pischke CR, Zeeb H. The role of continuous glucose monitoring, diabetes smartphone applications and self-care behavior in glycemic control: Results of a multi-national online survey. 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 26.-28. September 2018, Bremen.
  • Pischke CR, Steenbock B, Helmer S, Sill J, Möllers T, Kebede M. There are many physical activity apps but only few are evidence-based: Results of a content-analysis. 15th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine (ICBM), 14-17 November 2018, Santiago, Chile.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Kebede M, Schuett C, Zeeb H, Pischke CR. Diabetic mobile applications use and its association with glycemic control among the digital community of patients with diabetes. 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 26.-28. September 2018, Bremen.
  • Kebede M, Zeeb H, Peters M, Heise T, Pischke CR. Effectiveness of digital interventions for improving glycemic control in persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes - A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. 78th American Diabetes Association Conference, 22-28 June 2018, Orlando, USA.
  • Kebede M, Liedtke TP, Möllers T, Pischke CR. Characterizing active ingredients of eHealth interventions targeting persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus using the behavioral change technique taxonomy: A scoping review. 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 7-10 June 2017, Victoria, Canada.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Astatikie G, Andualem M, Kebede M. Maternal outcomes of uterine rupture and factors associated with maternal death among mothers delivered at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: Analysis of the five years secondary data. 24th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ESOG), 17 February 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Fritz F, Kebede M, Telahun B. The need for cost-benefit analyses of eHealth in low and middle-income countries. 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics (MEDINFO), 19-23 August 2015, São Paulo, Brazil. (Abstract published in: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2015;216:918)
  • Kebede M. Willingness to receive text message medication reminders among patients on antiretroviral treatment in North West Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. 27th Annual Scientific Conference and General Assemble Meeting of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), 22-24 February 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Abstract published in: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2015;15:65)
  • Tilahun B, Zeleke A, Fritz F, Kebede M, Andualem M, Assefa S, Melese T, Zegeye DT, Gebeyehu A, Yifru S. Towards problem-based health informatics education and research: Ten years of experience and future directions in Ethiopia. 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference (HELINA), 7-11 March 2015, Accra, Ghana.
  • Zeleke A, Tilahun B, Zegeye DT, Andualem M, Kebede M, Assefa S, Melese T. A successfully handed over Master of Public Health in Health Informatics Program at University of Gondar, Ethiopia. 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference (HELINA), 7-11 March 2015, Accra, Ghana.
  • Commentaries

  • Kebede M, Schmaus-Klughammer AE, Tekle BT. Manuscript submission invitations from 'predatory journals': What should authors do? Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2017;32(5):709-712.
    https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2017.32.5.709.

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Teaching

2012, first semester, “Introduction to health informatics”, University of Gondar, Department: Medicine, BSc
2012, first semester, “Health Management Information System”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, BSc
2012, first semester: “Health Informatics Application in Nursing”, University of Gondar, Department: Nursing, BSc
2013, first semester, “Introduction to health informatics”, University of Gondar, Department: Medicine, BSc
2013, first semester, “Health Management Information System”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, BSc
2014
2014, first semester, “Introduction to health informatics”, University of Gondar, Department: Medicine, BSc
2014, first semester, “Health Management Information System”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, BSc
2014, first semester, “Literature review”, University of Gondar, Department: Public Health, MPH
2014, first semester, “Literature searching”, University of Gondar, Department: Public Health, MPH
2014, second semester, “End Note, Mendeley, and Zotero reference management” University of Gondar, Department: Public Health, MPH
2015, first semester, “Introduction to health informatics”, University of Gondar, Department: Medicine, BSc
2015, first semester, “Health Management Information System”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, BSc
2015, first semester, “Advanced topics in eHealth and Health informatics”, University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics
2015, first semester, “Telemedicine”, University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics
2015, first semester, “mobile health”, University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics
2015, first semester “Health insurance schemes (Community based health financing, social health insurance)”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, MPH-Health Informatics
2015, first semester, “Data entry with EPI Info”, University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics, MPH
2015, second semester, “Statistical analysis with SPSS” University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics, MPH
2015, second semester, Data entry with EPI Info” and “Statistical analysis with SPSS” University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics, General MPH, and MSc. Nursing
2015, first semester, “Critical appraisal” University of Gondar, Department: MSc. Nursing, MSc Anaesthesia and MSc
2015, second semester, “Introduction to Health Informatics” University of Gondar, Department: General MPH, MPH
2015, second semester, “Scientometrics and citation analysis” University of Gondar, Department: MPH-Health Informatics, General MPH, and MSc Nursing
2016, first semester, “Health Management Information System”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, BSc
2016, first semester, “Advanced topics in eHealth and Health informatics”, University of Gondar, Department: Health Informatics, MPH-Health Informatics, MPH-Health Informatics
2016, first semester, “Evidence Based Practice application in Nursing”, Department: Nursing, MSc Nursing (Surgical, Medical, Paediatric nursing)
2016, first semester, “Evidence based Practice application”, Department: Anaesthesia, MSc
2016, first semester, “Evidence based Practice”, Department: Physiotherapy, MSc
2016, first semester, “Literature review”, University of Gondar, Department: Public Health, MPH
2015, first semester, “Literature searching”, University of Gondar, Department: Public Health, MPH
2016, first semester, “Data entry with EPI Info and data analysis with SPSS”, University of Gondar, Department: Public Health, Nursing, MSc, MPH-HI

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