Doctor Dagnachew Muluye Fetene

Data Analyst


Dagnachew is a data analyst and public health researcher at Burnet Institute since 2019. He has recently received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Public Health and his master’s degree in Infectious and tropical Diseases from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

Prior to his PhD study, he had been a faculty member of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar running both teaching and research activities.
Dagnachew’s research interest focused particularly on vulnerable populations such as people who are immunocompromised, people who use alcohol and other drugs, children and pregnant women.


  • 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow – Data Analyst / Epidemiologist, Burnet Institute


  • 2019: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2011: MSc, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • 2009: BSc, University of Gondar, Ethiopia


  • 2017: Faculty of Medicine HDR Travel Scholarships, the University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2015: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and UQ Centennial Scholarship (UQCent), the University of Queensland, Australia.

Projects (4)

Current (3)

  • EDRS: Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System

  • IDRS: Illicit Drug Reporting System

  • SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study

Past (1)

  • PATH Cohort Study

Publications (29)

2021 (2)

  • COVID-19 in Ethiopia: a geospatial analysis of vulnerability to infection, case severity and death.
    Alene KA, Gelaw YA, Fetene DM, Koye DN, Melaku YA, Gesesew H, Birhanu MM, Adane AA, Muluneh MD, Dachew BA, Abrha S, Aregay A, Ayele AA, Bezabhe WM, Gebremariam KT, Gebremedhin T, Gebremedhin AT, Gebremichael L, Geleto AB, Kassahun HT, Kibret GD, Leshargie CT, Mekonnen A, Mirkuzie AH, Mohammed H, Tegegn HG, Tesema AG, Tesfay FH, Wubishet BL, Kinfu Y
    BMJ Open. 2021 Feb; 11(2):e044606
  • Risk factors for COVID-19 infection, disease severity and related deaths in Africa: a systematic review.
    Gesesew HA, Koye DN, Fetene DM, Woldegiorgis M, Kinfu Y, Geleto AB, Melaku YA, Mohammed H, Alene KA, Awoke MA, Birhanu MM, Gebremedhin AT, Gelaw YA, Shifti DM, Muluneh MD, Tegegne TK, Abrha S, Aregay AF, Ayalew MB, Gebre AK, Gebremariam KT, Gebremedhin T, Gebremichael L, Leshargie CT, Kibret GD, Meazaw MW, Mekonnen AB, Tekle DY, Tesema AG, Tesfay FH, Tesfaye W, Wubishet BL, Dachew BA, Adane AA.
    BMJ Open. 2021 Feb; 11(2):e044618

2020 (1)

2019 (2)

2018 (1)

2017 (2)

2016 (1)

2015 (2)

2014 (5)

2013 (6)

2012 (7)

News Articles (1)

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