Demissie Habte

International Clinical Epidemiology Network Board of Trustees

Demissie Habte is a pediatrician born and raised in Ethiopia. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and his pediatrics training at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center. He spent the first three decades of his professional life in Ethiopia working as a clinician and as member of the Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, where he rose to become professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, and later the Dean of the Faculty. Currently, he is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network.  He has over 70 publications to his credit in diverse areas reflecting his interest, i.e. child health, medical education, public health, etc.

Other positions he has held in the past are : Executive Director of the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases (ICDDR, B) in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1989-1997), Senior health specialist for the African region at the World Bank (Washington DC) (1997-2005), Founding International Director of the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University in Bangladesh (2005-2007). 

He is a recipient of the Rosen von Rosenstein Medal of the Swedish Pediatric Society. He is a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was recently inducted as the first President of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Habte also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors