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Tigist Alemu Kassa

Institute for Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany

Tigist Alemu Kassa

Tigist Alemu Kassa, BSc, MPH
PhD Candidate, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health

Tigist Alemu Kassa graduated in Associate degree of Nursing from Gondar College of Medical Sciences (GCMS) in 1998, did her bachelorate (BSc) at Jimma University in 2004, MPH in 2008, at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and currently a graduate student at PhD level at University of Leipzig, Germany. Tigist is a public health specialist with more than 13 years of experience in the field of health science and human medicine in Ethiopia. Her professional career includes teaching Nurse and other Health Science students at University of Gondar from 1998 -2006, nurse coordinator, consultant, senior public health and Anti Retro Viral therapy (ART) technical officer at University of California San Diego- Ethiopia from 2006 - 2011. She is currently in Leipzig, Germany with her 7 years old daughter Saron Yewunetu, working on her PhD projects at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Tigist has published various peer reviewed research papers in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia. She has also presented her research findings both at national and international workshops/ conferences.


  • Tigist Alemu Kassa, Tobias Luck, Assegedech Bekele, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller. Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People with Disability in Ethiopia: A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice: a cross-sectional study. Globalization and Health J. 2016, 12(5).
  • Tigist Alemu Kassa, Tobias Luck, Samuel Kinde Birru, and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller. Sexuality and Sexual Reproductive Health of Disabled Young People in Ethiopia. Sexually Transmitted Diseases J. 2014, 41(10).
  • Tigist Alemu, Mesganaw Fantahun. Sexual and reproductive health status and related problems of young people with disabilities in selected associations of people with disability, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J. 2011, 49(2).
  • Melkie Edris, Habtemariam Tekle, Yohannis Fitaw, Baye Gelaw, Dagnew Engedaw, Tigist Alemu. Module on Maternal Nutrition for degree program health science students and for Ethiopian Health Center team in collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative, The Carter Center, the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Education. University of Gondar, May 2005.