Dr Yohannes Melaku

Research Associate (Respiratory and Sleep Medicine)

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a public health and nutritional epidemiology trainee with a special interest in data management, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological, nutrition and clinical studies. My research interest in nutrition includes diet-disease relationship, dietary data analysis methods and causal inference in nutritional and sleep epidemiology.

Between January 2009 and July 2015, I worked at Mekelle University (Ethiopia), School of Public Health, at different academic and research positions. Between October 2013 and July 2015, I also led Kilite-Awlaelo Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KA-HDSS) and other research projects with the responsibility of supervising the overall project activities, designing field studies, and data management and analysis. I have been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of public health and nutrition.

I earned my PhD in November 2018 from The University of Adelaide. In December 2019, I joined Flinders to advance my research in nutritional and sleep epidemiology.


Ph.D, Medicine/Nutritional Epidemiology | MPH, Nutrition | MPH, General | BSc., Public Health

Honours, awards and grants
  • Best Young Researcher of the Year, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (2013/2014)
  • Australian International Postgraduate Rsearch Scholarship, Australia (2015-2018)
  • Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide (2018)
Key responsibilities


Teaching interests
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
Supervisory interests
General nutrition in health
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Nutritonal Epidemiology (1)
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Media expertise
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition
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