Eyasu Tigabu Seyoum

Eyasu Tigabu Seyoum
Researcher and Acting Director
The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI)
Degree Information: 
PhD, Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Addis Ababa University
MSc, Biomedical Sciences, Addis Ababa University
BSc, Biological Sciences, Addis Ababa University
Specialization: 
Disease Burden; Dairy; Beef
Biography: 

Dr. Eaysu Tigabu is currently a researcher and acting director for Bacterial, Parasitic and Zoonotic Research Directorate of the Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI).  In addition, he is Postdoc fellow at the Global One Health Initiative (GOHi), The Ohio State University, based in eastern Africa regional office. As part of his PhD studies, he conducted research activities that focused on global agenda of improving food safety and public health, particularly with an emphasis on milk safety, dairy production medicine and antimicrobial resistance aspects. His PhD research resulted in publication in internationally-renowned peer-reviewed journals in the areas of milk safety, production medicine and field assessment as well as key risk factors such as enterotoxin and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens of animal origin. He research interest focuses on food safety, antimicrobial resistance and nosocomial bacterial infections.  Formerly, he worked for Aksum University where he was engaged in teaching and advising students in the Biology department for eight years. His major duties at EPHI include but not limited to:  preparing research plans, leading and overseeing the implementation of priority EPHI programs (mainly: Antimicrobial resistance and pediatric bacterial meningitis surveillance, Brucellosis, Rabies, Malaria and Neglected tropical diseases); guiding junior researchers on the course of research implementation, verifying documents on laboratory-based research, field research, and data collection. Dr. Eyasu will be working with the TARTARE Disease Burden, Dairy, and Beef teams.