Dr Bizuayehu is an epidemiologist working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program, School of Public Health, University of Queensland. His primary focus is cancer research among Indigenous peoples, explicitly studying cancer outcomes, treatment patterns, disparity, and screening within Australia and globally. Before joining the University of Queensland, he worked in the Epidemiology research team at Cancer Council Queensland, Australia (https://atlas.cancer.org.au/). Additionally, Dr Bizuayehu has over seven years of experience as a researcher and lecturer at Debre Markos University.

Dr Bizuayehu possesses strong skills in managing large datasets and conducting advanced statistical analysis. His expertise includes longitudinal data analysis, causal modeling (path analysis), multilevel analysis, survival analysis, and missing data analysis. He has applied various research methodologies such as prospective cohort studies (https://alswh.org.au/), retrospective studies, case-control studies, and systematic reviews.

In addition to his research capabilities, Dr Bizuayehu has extensive experience supervising and mentoring students and junior staff. He has successfully supervised seven master's students, guiding them through the research process from topic selection to report writing and dissemination of research outputs, including assisting in publishing research output in peer-reviewed journals. He excels at task prioritisation, fostering student engagement, providing constructive feedback, and establishing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Research interest and impact

With a diverse background in research, teaching, and healthcare systems, Dr Bizuayehu has worked in both high-income (Australia) and low-income (Ethiopia) countries. His research expertise is listed below. He authored and co-authored 28 peer-reviewed journal articles, which have been cited over 5000 times. He also presented his research outputs at 11 conferences.

  • Cancer (prevention, screening and measuring dis)
  • Indigenous peoples' health
  • Health equity and disparity
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious disease epidemiology (sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS)
  • Maternal and child health (pregnancy outcomes, service use); For instance, his PhD focused on pregnancy outcomes among Australian women.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
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