Getnet Yimer Ali

Getnet Yimer Ali
Regional Director
The Ohio State University Global One Health Initiative Eastern Africa Regional Office
Degree Information: 
PhD, Karolinska University
MSc, Pharmacology, Addis Ababa University
MD, Jimma University

Dr. Getnet Yimer, a physician, scientist and consultant medical specialist, is the  Regional Director for Global One Health Initiative of the Ohio State University in Eastern Africa. Prior to this, he  served as a Director for Research and Technology Transfer at the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. For over 7 years, he has worked as consultant on TB-HIV clinical trials for WHO-TDR in charge of leading and coordinating activities in 6 African countries namely Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ethiopia. Getnet is also a member of the National Health Research Ethics Review Committee at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Drug Advisory Committee at the Ethiopian Food, Medicines and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority.  He is the current chair for the National TB advisory committee in Ethiopia. He has served as a PI for a number of projects funded by; CDC-PEPFAR (1U2GGH001477-01), Swiss National Foundation (R01 MH922731), USAID, EDCTP, Novartis and GSK and as a co-PI for NIH D43- TW010143-01 (MEPI), HRSA-T84HA21124-05-01 (iRIM), World Bank (CDT-Africa), EDCTP, and Astra Zeneca funded projects. Getnet has have published over 50 international peer reviewed publications and a book chapter. Dr. Getnet is part of the TARTARE steering committee and will also be serving on the Disease Burden team.