Dr. Negalign Berhanu is an associate professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Institute of Health, Jimma University. He holds MBA degree in Health Care Management and MSc degree in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs. He earned his PhD degree in Global Health Programs from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He has been engaged in research, teaching and supervising masters and PhD students, and consultancy works both at national and regional levels. Negalign’s researches primarily focused on quality of maternal and newborn health care services; on a cross cutting public health problem, HIV/AIDS; and on other critical health system issues including human resource for health, health information & health care financing. He has co-authored 3 educational materials and 18 original research outputs making a total of 21 publications. He has won three awards: (1) Virtual Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarship for Africa (VITRAS) fellowship award, a collaborative project between Texas Tech University of USA and Jimma University of Ethiopia (2020); (2) Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship award from the NIH Fogarty International Center (2016); and (3) Small research grant award from the Response 2 Resilience and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, USA (2014).