Meaza Demissie (MD, MPH, PhD)



Prof. Meaza Demissie has earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1987 and Master of
Public Health degree in 1992 from Addis Ababa University; and her PhD in Epidemiology
and Public Health in 2002 from University of Bergen, Norway. She has worked in various
capacities over 30 years; first as a general practitioner for two years in regional general
hospital and in tuberculosis specialized center in Harar, Eastern Ethiopia, then worked in
communicable diseases control program of the Federal Ministry of Health at
different positions, medical officer, senior expert and program manager for TB and
Leprosy control program. She then held several positions in various international and
national organizations as a senior expert and consultant; these positions were at UNICEF,
United States Center for Disease Control, and Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control
Office. She has been involved in public health researches mainly on TB and HIV for more
than twenty years and has published more than sixty articles in reputable peer-reviewed
journals; she also contributed a chapter in a book and published monographs. She has been
invited as presenter and discussant, especially on tuberculosis and HIV, in many national
and international gatherings. She is currently Professor of Public Health and Deputy
Director at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health in Ethiopia


  • Doctor of Medicine (1987) from Addis Ababa University
  • Master’s of Public Health (1992) from Addis Ababa University
  • PhD/Epidemiology and Public Health in 2002 from University of Bergen, Norway