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Honorary Research Associate


Dr Yalemzewod Gelaw joined Telethon Kids Institute in 2021 as a research officer on the Malaria Atlas Project. In his role, Gelaw supports insecticide-treated net coverage modelling and age-splitting treatment-seeking projects. He has PhD from the University of Queensland and his thesis focused on profiling high-risk geographical areas using spatial modelling in Ethiopia. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, at the Population Child Health Research Group at the University of New South Wales before joining MAP. In his role, Gelaw has led big data analyses from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) data.

He has more than ten years of teaching and research experience in Australia and low-and-middle-income countries and has served as a health professional in the Ethiopia Ministry of Health. His wider research interests include modelling malaria endemicity, malaria reproduction numbers for malaria elimination in low malaria settings and preventing and controlling infectious diseases at low cost using geostatistical models.