Dr. Achenef Asmamaw Muche is HaSET’s Postdoctoral Fellow. He is an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Health at University of Gondar. He received his Ph.D. and MHSc (MSc) in Reproductive Health from Pan African University-University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2020 and 2015 respectively, MPH degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia in 2014; and BSc degree in Nursing from Jimma University, Ethiopia in 2006. He also obtained a Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (MICHA) from Kalu institute, Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre, Madrid, Spain in 2018. In his PhD work, he examined the Epidemiology of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Its Effects on Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes in Ethiopia and argued that gestational diabetes mellitus is a serious problem and has increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Moreover, it has subsequently progressed postpartum glucose intolerance.
Achenef’s involvement in numerous research projects has given him a strong understanding of project design, implementation, post-production, and completion and has had extensive experience with current advanced statistical analysis techniques and methodologies. He has more than 30 research publications related to maternal and child health, reproductive health, and non-communicable diseases. In his prior work, he got strong research skills in reproductive health focusing on maternal and child health research. He has a passion for prediction model analysis and implementation research, knowledge translation and program evaluation that is inclusive of a wider range of maternal and child health. His aim is to utilize epidemiological theory and implementation research application to give a more comprehensive picture of maternal and child health issues. His ample research experience will definitely boost the HaSET’s Maternal and Child Health Research Program.