Amanuel Abajobir

Amanuel Abajobir

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Amanuel Abajobir

Amanuel Abajobir is an Associate Research Scientist working with the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit. He manages and leads large-scale projects that apply innovations (e.g., digital interventions) to improve access and utilization of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services among marginalized women of reproductive age. These interventions enhance Universal Health Coverage by increasing access to basic RMNCH services and improving quality of care.

Amanuel pursues a career development fellowship with European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership program (EDCTP), undertaking cutting-edge research that investigates the negative effect of maternal perinatal depression on child health and development outcomes and tests whether digital (mhealth) intervention modifies these outcomes.

Amanuel holds a Ph.D. in Public Health and Health Services, The University of Queensland (Australia), and a Master of Public Health in Reproductive and Family Health from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). He previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Public Health in Ethiopian higher institutions and as a Research Assistant at The University of Queensland.

He is inspired by generating impactful evidence for inclusive societal wellbeing in Africa.

In 2018, Amanuel received Dean’s award for Ph.D. thesis excellence and the Young Public Health Researcher Medal Award by EPHA and its affiliates in 2019. Some of his publications are available on ResearchGate and  ORCID.

Improving Access to Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent Girls and Young Women
This project aims to improve access to reproductive health services…