Berihun is a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Rosa Alati and Dr. Abdullah Mamun. He has been awarded International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake his current doctoral research. His doctoral thesis focused on hypertensive disorders during pregnancy and offspring mental and behavioral outcomes. Prior to his PhD studies, Berihun worked as an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, where he was involved in a variety of collaborative research projects. He also worked as an adjunct staff at the Ohio state University, College of Nursing, USA from 2013-2016.

PhD topic:

Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy and offspring mental and behavioral outcomes

Supervisors:

  • Professor Rosa Alati
  • Dr. Abdullah Mamun
  • Research Interests
    • Epidemiology
    • Maternal and child health
    • Mental health
  • Publications

    Edmialem Gezahegn, Melkie EdrisBerihun Assefa Dachew. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Undernutrition among Adults with Major Depressive Disorder in Northwest Ethiopia. Psychiatry Journal. 2016; 2016:7034582. doi:10.1155/2016/7034582.

    Abel Fekadu Dadi, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Teresa kisi, Nigussie Yigzaw, Telake Azale, Anxiety and Associated Factors among Prisoners in North West of Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia BMC Psychiatry 2016; 16(1):1

    Anteneh Messele Birhanu, Fekadu Mazengia Alemu, Tesfaye Demeke Ashenafie, Shitaye Alemu Balcha, and Berihun Assefa Dachew: Depression in diabetic patients attending University of Gondar Hospital Diabetic Clinic, Northwest Ethiopia. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity: targets and therapy 2016, 9:155-162

    Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Debrework Tesgera Beshah. Medication administration error reporting and associated factors among nurses working at the University of Gondar referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, BMC Nurs. 2016; 15: 43

    Degefaye Zelalem Anlay, , Zinahbizu Abay Alemayehu and Berihun Assefa Dachew: Rate of Antiretroviral Therapy Regimen Change And It’s Predictor among Adult HIV Patient at University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: AIDS Research and Therapy 2016; 13:10

    Miteku Andualem Limenih, Zerfu Mulaw Endale, Berihun Assefa Dachew. Postnatal Care Service Utilization and Associated Factors among Women Who Gave Birth in the Last 12 Months prior to the Study in Debre Markos Town, Northwestern Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Reprod Med. 2016; 2016: 7095352. doi: 10.1155/2016/7095352

    Berihun Assefa Dachew, Anteneh Messele Birhanu, BrhanuBoru, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay, Eshetu H/silasie Engda. High proportion of to leave and associated factors among academic staffs of the University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Innovations in Medical Education and Research, 2016, 2 (1)

    Bewket Tiruneh Tadesse, Akililu Azazh Tumebo; Berhanu Boru Bifftu, MSc; Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay; Degefaye Zelalem Anlay; Berihun Assefa Dachew: Prevalence of Workplace Violence in Northwest Ethiopia: A multivariate Analysis. BMC Nursing 2016, 15:42

    Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Hiwot Kassa, Mengistu Mekonnen and Tesfaye Demeke Ashenafie: Health Seeking Behavior and Associated Factors among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Suspects in Lay Armacho District, Northwest Ethiopia: a community -based study, Tuberculosis Research and treatment, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7892701

    Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay and Netsanet Habte Bayu: Perceived Clinical Competence among Undergraduate Nursing Students in the University of Gondar and Bahir Dar University, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Institution Based Study, Advances in Nursing, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9294673

    Berihun Assefa Dachew, Abel Fekadu, Teresa Kisi, Nigussie Yigzaw and Telake Azale Bisetegn: Psychological distress and associated factors among prisoners in North West Ethiopia: Cross-sectional study Intentional Journal of mental health system 2015, 9:39

    Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh and Nigussie Birhan Tebeje: Depression among people with epilepsy in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institution based study. BMC Research Notes 2015; 8:585

    Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bifftu BB, Tiruneh BT. Khat use and its determinants among university students in northwest Ethiopia: a multivariable analysis. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2015; 4. doi:10.5455/ ijmsph.2015.1809201460

    Etaferahu Alamaw Desta, Mignote Hailu Gebrie and Berihun Assefa Dachew: Nurse uniform wearing practices and associated factors among nurses working in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institution based study. BMC Nursing 2015, 14:65

    Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh. Prevalence of injury and associated factors among patients visiting the Emergency Departments of Amhara Regional State Referral Hospitals, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Emergency Medicine 2015, 15:20

    Berihun Assefa Dachew, Azale Bisetegn T, Berhe Gebremariam R: Prevalence of Mental distress and Associated Factors among Undergraduate Students of University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross- Sectional Institutional Based Study. PLoS ONE 2015; 10(3): e0119464.

    Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Berhanu Boru Bifftu , Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay, Kasaw Adane and Diane L. Gorgas: High Incidence of Interpersonal Violence in Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Institution Based Study. International Emergency Nursing, 2015:23(3):213-217

    Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Brhabu Boru. Alcohol use related injury in North West Ethiopia. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol study, 2015, 14 (1)

    Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadsese Tiruneh: Perceived Stigma and Associated Factors among People with Epilepsy at Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Institution Based Study. Afri Health Sci. 2015; 15 (4):1211-9.

    Berihun Assefa Dachew, Tesfahunegn TB, Birhanu AM. Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy and associated factors among children at the University of Gondar Hospital and Gondar Poly Clinic, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institutional based study. BMC Public Health 2014;14(1):875

    Taddis Birhane Tesfahunegn, Berihun Assefa Dachew. Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Associated Factors among Prisoners in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: Institution based cross-sectional study. Int J Biol Med Res, 2014:5(1):3874-3878

    Taddis Birhane Tesfahunegn, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Birhan N. Reproductive health behaviour of street youth and associated factors in Gondar city, Northwest Ethiopia. Int J Med Biomed Res 2014; 3(1):28-37

    Berihun Assefa Dachew, Berhabu Boru Bifftu. Breastfeeding practice and associated factors among female nurses and midwives at North Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institution based study. International Breastfeeding Journal 2014; 9:11.

    Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bifftu BB. Incidence of Road Traffic Injury and Associated Factors among Patients Visiting the Emergency Department of TikurAnbessa Specialized Teaching Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Emergency Medicine International 2014; 2014:439818. doi:10.1155/2014/439818

    Berhabu Boru Bifftu., Berihun Assefa Dachew, Tiruneh BT. Stigma resistance among people with schizophrenia at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institution based study. BMC Psychiatry 2014; 14(1):259.

    Berhabu Boru Bifftu., Berihun Assefa Dachew. Perceived Stigma and Associated Factors among People with Schizophrenia at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Institution Based Study. Psychiatry Journal 2014; doi:10.1155/2014/694565 

Staff Details

Position: 

PhD Candidate

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Master of Adult health Nursing, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Master of Public health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), University of Gondar, Ethiopia