Dr. Gashaw works at the University of Gondar where he has assumed numerous responsibilities in different capacities over a 25 year period. Some of his duties include teaching and supervising postgraduate research students, developing teaching modules, and publishing more than sixty research articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Gashaw completed his undergraduate degree at Jimma University in Environmental Health Sciences in 1999. In 2006, he completed his MSc. in Public Health at Addis Ababa University and in 2013 he acquired his PhD in Child Health and Public Health from the University of Gondar. Dr. Gashaw is also a vice Administrative President, researcher and team member of the Dabat Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) as well as a field Program Manager for a randomized control trial on integrated community case management pneumonia treatment in Ethiopia (2013 to 2018). He will be working with the TARTARE Disease Burden team.