Getinet worked as the Director of research and training directorate (Rep) at the Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, and as coordinator of training and mhGAP programs at the Federal Ministry of Health, Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital. He previously worked as an instructor, expert psychiatry professional, research publication and resource mobilization focal person at Federal Ministry of Health Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital. Additionally, he worked as a research advisor for MPhil in mental health students and served as a reviewer for the African Journal of Psychiatry and American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

PhD title: Evaluation of integration of mental health in to existing primary care in Ethiopia

Supervisor: Professor Rosa Alati

Research interests:

  • Mental health
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Mental Health Measures
  • Primary mental health care
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Mental health of special populations

Publications:

Ayano, G. (2016). Basic psychopharmacology: Principles, Antipsychotics and mood stabilizers: LAP Lambert academic publishing. ISBN :978-3-659-90565-0.

Duko, B., Gebeyehu, A., & Ayano, G. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among patients with tuberculosis at WolaitaSodo University Hospital and Sodo Health Center, WolaitaSodo, South Ethiopia, Cross sectional study. BMC Psychiatry, 15. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0598-3 

Tesfaw, G., Ayano, G., Awoke, T., Assefa, D., Birhanu, Z., Miheretie, G., & Abebe, G. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among patients with HIV on-follow up at Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Psychiatry, 16. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-1037-9 

Abebe, G., Ayano, G., Andargie, G., Getachew, M., & Tesfaw, G. (2016). Prevalence and factors associated with anxiety among patients with common skin disease on follow up at Alert Referral Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), 19(3). doi: 10.4172/2378-5756.1000367

Duko, B., Ayano, G., & Agidew, M. (2016). Perception, Attitude and Correlates of Alcoholism and Epilepsy among Residents of Hawassa City, South Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study. African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), 19(2). doi: 10.4172/2378-5756.1000359

Aberha M, Gebeyeh A, Ayano G  (2016). Prevalence and Factors Associated with Anxiety among Patients with Hypertension on Follow Up at MenelikII Referral Hospital, Addis Ababa Ethiopia African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), 19(4). doi:10.4172/2378-5756.1000378 

Assefa B, Duko B, Ayano G, Mihretie G (2016). Prevalence and Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Black Lion Specialized Hospital and Saint Paulo’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study. African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), 19(6). doi: 10.4172/2378-5756.1000390

Duko B, Ayano G, Bekana L, Assefa D (2015). Prevalence and Correlates of Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder among Patients with Severe Mental Disorder at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. J Neuropsychopharmacol Mental Health 1:101. doi: 10.4172/2472-095X.100010

Ayano G, Assefa D, Haile K, Bekana L (2016). Experiences, Strengths and Challenges of Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care in Ethiopia. Experiences of East African Country. Journal of Family Medicine & Medical Science Research 5:204. doi:10.4172/2327-4972.1000204 

Ayano G (2016) Psychotropic Medications Metabolized by Cytochromes P450 (CYP) 2D6 Enzyme and Relevant DrugInteractions. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm 5:162. doi: 10.4172/2167-065X.1000162

Ayano G (2016). Parkinson's Disease: A Concise Overview of Etiology, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Comorbidity and Management. Journal of Neurological Disorders 4: 298. doi:10.4172/2329-6895.1000298

Ayano G (2016). Dopamine: Receptors, Functions, Synthesis, Pathways, Locations and Mental Disorders: Review of Literatures. Journal of Mental Disorders and Treatment 2: 120. doi:10.4172/2471-271X.1000120

Ayano G (2016). Primary Mental Health Care Services in Ethiopia: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges from East African Country. Journal of Neuropsychopharmacol Ment Health 1: 113. doi:10.4172/2472-095X.1000113

Ayano G (2016). Bipolar Disorders and Carbamazepine: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Therapeutic Effects and Indications of Carbamazepine: Review of Articles. Journal of Neuropsychopharmacol Ment Health 1:112. doi: 10.4172/2472-095X.1000112

Mariam MG, Bedaso A, Ayano G, Ebrahim J (2016).  Knowledge, Attitude and Factors Associated with Mental Illness among Nurses Working in Public Hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Journal of Mental Disorders and Treatment 2:108. doi:10.4172/2471- 271X.1000108

Ayano G, Melkamu Agidew, Bereket Duko, Haregwoin Mulat, Melkamu Alemayew. (2016) Perception, Attitude and Associated Factors on Schizophrenia and Depression Among Residents of Hawassa City, South Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 116-124. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20150306.14

Ayano G. (2016). Common Neurotransmitters: Criteria for Neurotransmitters, Key Locations, Classifications and Functions. Advances in Psychology and Neuroscience. Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.apn.20160101.11

Ayano G. (2016) Bipolar Disorder: A Concise Overview of Etiology, Epidemiology Diagnosis and Management: Review of Literatures. SOJ Psychol 3(1): 1-8

Ayano G. (2016) Bipolar Disorders and Valproate: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Therapeutic Effects and Indications of Valproate: Review of Articles. Bipolar Disorder 2:109. doi:10.4172/2472-1077.1000109

Ayano G. (2016). First Generation Antipsychotics: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Therapeutic Effects and Side Effects: A Review : Research & Reviews5(3)

Ayano G. (2016). Psychotropic Medications Metabolized by Cytochromes P450 (CYP) 3A4 Enzyme and Relevant Drug Interactions: Review of Articles : Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 3(2): 1054

Ayano G. (2016). Psychotropic Medications Metabolized by Cytochromes P450 (CYP) 1A2 Enzyme and Relevant Drug Interactions: Review of Articles : Austin Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 20163(2): 1085.

Ayano G. (2016). Schizophrenia: A Concise Overview of Etiology, Epidemiology Diagnosis And Management: Review of literatures: Journal of Schizophrenia Research 2016:3(2): 1026

Ayano G. (2016). Bipolar Disorders and Lithium: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Therapeutic Effects and Indications of Lithium: Review of Articles: Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 3(2): 1085

Ayano G. (2016). Second Generation Antipsychotics: Pharmacodynamics, Therapeutic Effects Indications and Associated Metabolic Side Effects: Review of Articles: Journal of Schizophrenia Research 3(2) 1027.

Ayano G. (2016). Comorbid Medical and Substance Use Disorder in Persons with Bipolar Disorder. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 5: 382. doi:10.4172/2329-9096.1000382