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Ph.D. candidate, Research Assistant


Temesgen Akalu is an infectious disease and spatial epidemiologist with a research interest that employs advanced epidemiological and statistical analysis. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at Curtin University and a research assistant at Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia. His research mainly focuses on the long-term sequelae of patients with multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia and China. His research interests include forecasting, mapping, and designing effective strategies to tackle infectious and neglected tropical diseases in high-burden countries such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region.

Temesgen is a member of the GeoTB team and continues to work on infectious diseases in high-burden countries. Before his Ph.D., Temesgen was a lecturer and researcher at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, with the rank of assistant professor.