Dr Yohannes Adama Melaku


  • 25565 Citations
  • 30 h-Index

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Research Biography

Yohannes is public health and nutritional epidemiology trainee with a special interest in data management, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and clinical studies. He has also intererest in methods in nutritonal and sleep epidemiology. Diet-disease relationship, dietary data analysis methods and causal inference in nutritional and sleep epidemiology are his focus of research.

Between January 2009 and July 2015, he worked at Mekelle University (Ethiopia), School of Public Health, at different academic and research positions. Between October 2013 and July 2015, he also led Kilite-Awlaelo Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KA-HDSS) and other research projects with the responsibility of supervising the overall project activities, designing field studies, and data management and analysis. He has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of epidemiology, nutrition and public health.

He earned his PhD in November 2018 from The University of Adelaide. In December 2019, he joined Flinders to advance his research in nutritional and sleep epidemiology.

Research Interests

Nutritional & sleep epidemiology, dietary & nutrient patterns, dietary inflammatory index and causal inference methods

Research Expertise

Biostatistics and nutritional & sleep epidemiology

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

Jul 2015Jul 2018

Master of Science, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Jul 2014Jul 2018

Master of Science, Mekelle University

Jul 2010Jul 2012

Bachelor of Science, University of Gondar

Jan 2006Dec 2009

External positions

Research Associate, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Jan 2020Dec 2022

Adjunct Fellow, University of Adelaide

Sep 2019Sep 2023

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Research Output

  • 25565 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
  • 68 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

A bi-directional association between weight change and health-related quality of life: evidence from the 11-year follow-up of 9916 community-dwelling adults

Sahle, B. W., Slewa-Younan, S., Melaku, Y. A., Ling, L. & Renzaho, A. M. N., 1 Jun 2020, In : Quality of Life Research. 29, 6, p. 1697-1706 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Association of Psychosocial Factors With Risk of Chronic Diseases: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study

    Sahle, B. W., Chen, W., Melaku, Y. A., Akombi, B. J., Rawal, L. B. & Renzaho, A. M. N., Feb 2020, In : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. 58, 2, p. e39-e50

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Nutrient patterns and depressive symptoms among Australian adults

    Shakya, P. R., Melaku, Y. A., Page, A. J. & Gill, T. K., 23 Apr 2020, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Association Between Childhood Behavioral Problems and Insomnia Symptoms in Adulthood

    Melaku, Y. A., Appleton, S., Reynolds, A. C., Sweetman, A. M., Stevens, D. J., Lack, L. & Adams, R., 4 Sep 2019, In : JAMA network open. 2, 9, 17 p., e1910861.

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