Tilahun Nigatu Haregu is an associate research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center. He obtained his PhD in Public Health from Monash University, Australia, in 2014, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology, from the Addis Ababa University in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the then Debub University in 2002.
Tilahun spent over four years working for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) on Program Monitoring/Evaluation, Health Systems Research, Quality assurance and Strategic information. Prior to that, he worked as an instructor and research assistant for the Faculty of Health Sciences of Hawassa University in Ethiopia.
He has authored many peer-reviewed articles in the areas of Non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Health systems and Health Economics. He has also published monographs and books on Health Research Methods, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Scale Development, all based on Ethiopian contexts. Tilahun’s research interests include, but are not limited to, the interplay between noncommunicable diseases and infectious diseases, measurement of comorbidities and multimorbidities, health system strengthening, and translation of research knowledge to practice.