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Dr. Markos Tesfaye Woldeyohannes

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Grantee Title

Research area: child health

Grantee Description

Home institution: St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia
Host institution: National Institute of Nursing Research

Markos Tesfaye Woldeyohannes, MD, PhD will be a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Nursing Research in Bethesda, Maryland under the mentorship of Paule Joseph,  PhD, MSN, FNP-BC, CTN-B. His research aims to investigate intergenerational effects and biological mechanisms of under and over nutrition.
Dr. Woldeyohannes obtained his M.D from Jimma University, Ethiopia and PhD in Nutrition from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His dissertation focused on food insecurity, nutrition, and quality of life among people living with HIV. He has led the Department of Psychiatry, Jimma University where he contributed to the development of services, training and research in mental health. He has been the research director of St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa since 2017.

Dr. Woldeyohannes research interests include the interaction between physical and mental health, food insecurity, and nutrition. He aspires to learn advanced research techniques to understand gene-environment interactions in the causation of chronic health conditions such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Woldeyohannes is committed to teaching and mentoring research methods in health sciences.