Teferi Mekonnen Yitayew

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)


2018 - Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Lecturer of Public Health Nutrition at Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (2016-2018).

Graduate Assistant at the Department of Nursing, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar Ethiopia(2012-June 2016).


Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia (2014- 2016).

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia (2008- 2012 ).

Academic interests

Public Health Nutrition, Overweight/ obesity among youth, non-communicable diseases.


  1. Mekonnen T, Tariku A, Abebe SM. Overweight/obesity among school-aged children in Bahir Dar City: a cross-sectional study. BMC Italian Journal of Pediatrics;(2018)44:17. doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-018-0452-6
  2. Mekonnen T, Animaw W, Seyum. Overweight/obesity among adults in North-Western Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Archives of Public Health;(2018) 76:18.    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-018-0262-8
  3. Asrat W, Mekonnen T, Bedimo M, Assessment of women’s satisfaction with family planning service at public health facilities in the Northwest Region of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Contraception and Reproductive Medicine (2018)3(1):25. doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/s40834-018-0079-4
  4. Legesse WT, Anemaw W, Mekonnen T, Nigus DM, Prevalence of needle sticks injury and its associated factors among Health Care Workers in Bahir Dar city Health Centers, Northwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Infection Control 2015;11(2).



  • Clarsen, Benjamin Matthew; Nylenna, Magne; Klitkou, Søren Toksvig; Vollset, Stein Emil; Baravelli, Carl Michael & Bølling, Anette Kocbach [Show all 31 contributors for this article] (2022). Changes in life expectancy and disease burden in Norway, 1990–2019: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Public Health. ISSN 2468-2667. 7, p. 593–605. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667%2822%2900092-5.
  • Yitayew, Teferi Mekonnen; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Andersen, Lene Frost; Lien, Nanna; Arah, Onyebuchi A. & Gebremariam, Mekdes [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). Mediators of differences by parental education in weight-related outcomes in childhood and adolescence in Norway. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 12(1), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09987-z. Full text in Research Archive
  • Yitayew, Teferi Mekonnen; Papadopoulou, Eleni Zoumpoulia; Arah, Onyebuchi A.; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Lien, Nanna & Gebremariam, Mekdes Kebede (2021). Socioeconomic inequalities in children's weight, height and BMI trajectories in Norway. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 11, p. 1–9. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-84615-w. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lozano, Rafael; Fullman, Nancy; Mumford, John Everett; Knight, Megan; Barthelemy, Celine M. & Abbafati, Cristiana [Show all 51 contributors for this article] (2020). Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736. 396(10258), p. 1250–1284. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736%2820%2930750-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Deshpande, Aniruddha; Miller-Petrie, Molly K.; Lindstedt, Paulina A; Baumann, Mathew M; Johnson, Kimberly B & Blacker, Brigette F [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health. ISSN 2572-116X. 8(9), p. 1162–1185. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X%2820%2930278-3.
  • Yitayew, Teferi Mekonnen; Havdal, Hanne Hennig; Lien, Nanna; O'Halloran, Siobhan Anne; Arah, Onyebuchi A. & Papadopoulou, Eleni Zoumpoulia [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). Mediators of socioeconomic inequalities in dietary behaviours among youth: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews. ISSN 1467-7881. 21(7), p. 1–17. doi: 10.1111/obr.13016. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kinyoki, Damaris K.; Ross, Jennifer M.; Lazzar-Atwood, Alice; Munro, Sandra B.; Schaeffer, Lauren E. & Abbasalizad-Farhangi, Mahdieh [Show all 49 contributors for this article] (2020). Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine. ISSN 1078-8956. 26, p. 750–759. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6.
  • Knudsen, Ann Kristin; Allebeck, Peter; Tollånes, Mette Christophersen; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Iburg, Kim Moesgaard & McGrath, John J. [Show all 46 contributors for this article] (2019). Life expectancy and disease burden in the Nordic countries: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017. The Lancet Public Health. ISSN 2468-2667. 4(12), p. e658–e669. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667%2819%2930224-5. Full text in Research Archive

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