Lemma Derseh

Title: Assistant Professor

E-mail: Lemma Derseh

Cell Phone: +251-918773355

P.o.Box: 196

Address: Gondar, Ethiopia.

Lemma Derseh (MPH, PhD) is an associate professor of Biostatistics at University of Gondar, Ethiopia and has more than 35 publications. He has got his first degree in Statistics from Addis Ababa University. He earned his master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Gondar in 2011. He also received his PhD degree in Public Health from the same University in May 2019. He was a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar for his PhD. He was a visiting Scholar in Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany in 2018 for three months. He was also a visiting Scholar at the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Belgium in 2015 for another three months.

Currently, he is working on four projects of which three of them are under the research team in University of Gondar, department of Health Informatics (eHealth Lab). One of these projects is an Implementation Research on Immunization and it is funded by World Health Organization. The two projects are from Capacity Building and Mentorship, and Data Use Partnership programs which are funded by Federal Ministry of Health. The fourth is on Migration and Quarantine Experiences, Psychosocial Problems, and Coping Mechanisms of Migrant Returnees in Quarantine Centers in Ethiopia; it was funded by NRF, South Africa. Currently, he is a Research and Publication Coordinator at University of Gondar, College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

  1. Capacity Building and Mentorship
  2. Data Use Partnership Programs
  1. Lemma Derseh Gezie. Predictors of CD4 count over time among HIV patients initiated ART in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia: Multilevel analysis. BMC Researchnotes. 2016;9(977).
  2. Lemma Derseh Gezie, Belaynew Wassie Taye, Melkie Edris. Unsafe sexual practice and factors affecting it among cross-border commercial sex workers in Mettema Yohannis, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Ethiop. J. Health Biomed Sci., 2012. Vol.1, No.1
  3. Mulugeta Gajaa, Negash Wakgari, Yigzaw Kebede and Lemma Derseh. Prevalence and associated factors of circumcision among daughters of reproductive aged women in the Hababo Guduru District, Western Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC women’s health. 2016; 16:42
  4. Taye Letta, Amsalu Feleke, Lemma Derseh.  Assessment of Violence and Associated Factors among Rural High School Female Students, in Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia. Open Library Journal. 2014. Volume 1- 659
  5. Alemu Zenebe, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Lemma Derseh, Kedir Yimam. Male partner’s involvement in HIV Counseling and Testing and associated factors among partners of pregnant women in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia. Hindawi. 2016Lemma Derseh Gezie, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Destaw Fetenene Teshome. Time to immunologic recovery and determinant factors among adults who initiated ART in Felege Hiwot referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes.  2017; 10:277
  6.  Hunegnaw MT, Gezie LD, Teferra AS. Exclusive breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers in Gozamin district, northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal. 2018 10;12(1):30.
  7. Demlie Belete Endeshaw; Lema Derseh Gezie; Hedija Yenus Yeshita. Birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in Tehulederie district, northeast Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study. BMC Nursing. 2018: 17(10)
  8. Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Endris Seid, Mekonnen Aseffa, Lemma Derseh.  Nutrient consumption and factors among school age students in Dewa Chefe District, northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. Research Notes; 2018: 11(669)
  9. Animut Y, Takele A, Dereseh L. Blood pressure control status and associated factors among adult hypertensive patients on outpatient follow up at University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A retrospective follow up study. Integrated blood pressure control. Integrated blood pressure control. 2018: 11 37-46
  10. Wubet Worku Takele, Amare Tariku, Fasil Wagnew, Danial Tekeilia, Lemma Derseh. Magnitude of prelactial feeding practice and its association with place of birth in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta analyses, 2017. Archive of Public Health. 2018: 76(63)
  11. Lemma Derseh, Tadesse Awoke, Kasahun Alemu, Solomon Meseret, Yalemzewod Asefa, Abebaw Gebeyehu. Handout on Biostatistics. University of Gondar; January 2017
  12. Gezie LD, Yalew AW, Gete YK. Human trafficking among Ethiopian returnees: its magnitude and risk factors. BMC public health. 2019;19(1):104
  13. Gezie LD, Yalew AW, Gete YK, Azale T, Brand T, Zeeb H. Socio-economic, trafficking exposures and mental health symptoms of human trafficking returnees in Ethiopia: using a generalized structural equation modelling. International journal of mental health systems. 2018;12(1):62
  14. Merid MW Gezie LD Kassa GM Muluneh AG Akalu TY Yenit MK. Incidence and predictors of major adverse drugs events among drug-resistant tuberculosis patients on second line  anti-tuberculosis treatment in Amhara regional state public hospitals; Ethiopia: a retrospective study. BMC infect Dis. 2019 19(1): 286
  15. Tsegaw Agezew Abilo Tadesse Lemma Derseh Mekonnen Yimer. Incidence and Predictors of First Line Anti-Retroviral Therapy Failure among Adults Receiving HIV Care in North West Ethiopia: A Hospital-Based Follow-Up Study.  J Infect Dis Epidemiol. 2019; 5(072)
  16. Lemma Derseh Gezie  Alemayehu Worku  Yigzaw Kebede  Abebaw Gebeyehu. Sexual violence at each stage of human trafficking cycle and associated factors: a retrospective cohort study on Ethiopian female returnees via three major trafficking corridors. BMJ Open 2019;9: e024515. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2018-024515
  17. Geremew TT Gezie LD Abejie AN.  Geographical variation and associated factors of childhood measles vaccination in Ethiopia: a spatial and multilevel analysis. BMC Public Health . 2019; 19(1194)
  18. Berhanu BB, Berihun AD, Bewket TT, Lemma DG, Yonas DG. Domestic violence related disclosure among women and girls in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Reproductive Health (2019) 16:184
  19. Muche A, Gezie LD, Baraki AG, Amsalu ET. Predictors of stunting among children aged 6–59 months in Ethiopia using Bayesian multi-level analysis. Scientific Reports. 2021 Feb 12;11(1):1-2
  20. Hailu W, Derseh L, Hunegnaw MT, Tesfaye T, Abebaw D. Compliance, Barriers, and Facilitators to Social Distancing Measures for Prevention of COVID-19 in Northwest Ethiopia, 2020. Current Therapeutic Research. 2021 May 1:100632.
  21. Muche A, Gezie LD, Baraki AG, Amsalu ET. Predictors of stunting among children age 6–59 months in Ethiopia using Bayesian multi-level analysis. Scientific Reports. 2021 Feb 12;11(1):1-2.