Dr. Anwar Mulugeta is a Research Associate at Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology Research Group and Steering committee member at the Australian Centre for Precision Health. He has training in Genetic Epidemiology (Ph.D. in 2019), Medical Pharmacology (M.Pharm in 2011) and Pharmacy (B.Pharm in 2008). He is currently affiliated with Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. He previously worked as Clinical Trial Coordinator for AAU and Massachusetts General Hospital collaborative project. He focuses on understanding the contributions of genetics, environment and the interplay between them on disease risk including cognitive impairment, dementia, depression, and other health outcomes. He... Read more
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Dr. Anwar Mulugeta is a Research Associate at Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology Research Group and Steering committee member at the Australian Centre for Precision Health. He has training in Genetic Epidemiology (Ph.D. in 2019), Medical Pharmacology (M.Pharm in 2011) and Pharmacy (B.Pharm in 2008). He is currently affiliated with Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. He previously worked as Clinical Trial Coordinator for AAU and Massachusetts General Hospital collaborative project. He focuses on understanding the contributions of genetics, environment and the interplay between them on disease risk including cognitive impairment, dementia, depression, and other health outcomes. He applies various genetic and bioinformatic approaches including mendelian randomizations, phenome-wide associations, genome-wide associations, gene-environment interactions, and machine learning.
Doctor of Philosophy University of South Australia
Master in Medical Pharmacology Addis Ababa University
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) Jimma University
Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Trials Harvard (Online)
Excludes commercial-in-confidence projects.
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Mulugeta, A, Lumsden, A & Hyppönen, E 2021, 'Relationship between serum 25(Oh)d and depression: Causal evidence from a bi-directional mendelian randomization study', Nutrients, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-13.
Mulugeta, A, Lumsden, A & Hyppönen, E 2021, 'Unlocking the causal link of metabolically different adiposity subtypes with brain volumes and the risks of dementia and stroke: a Mendelian randomization study', Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 102, pp. 161-169.
King, C, Mulugeta, A, Nabi, F, Walton, R, Zhou, A & Hyppönen, E 2020, 'Mendelian randomization case-control PheWAS in UK Biobank shows evidence of causality for smoking intensity in 28 distinct clinical conditions', EClinicalMedicine, online, pp. 1-7.
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Lumsden, AL, Mulugeta, A, Zhou, A & Hyppönen, E 2020, 'Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype-associated disease risks: a phenome-wide, registry-based, case-control study utilising the UK Biobank', EBioMedicine, vol. 59, article no. 102954, pp. 1-11.
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Mulugeta, A, Zhou, A, King, C & Hyppönen, E 2020, 'Association between major depressive disorder and multiple disease outcomes: a phenome-wide Mendelian randomisation study in the UK Biobank', Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1469-1476.
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Hypponen, E, Mulugeta, A, Zhou, A & Santhanakrishnan, VK 2019, 'A data-driven approach for studying the role of body mass in multiple diseases: a phenome-wide registry-based case-control study in the UK Biobank', The Lancet Digital Health, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. e116-e126.
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Mulugeta, A, Zhou, A, Vimaleswaran, KS, Dickson, C & Hypponen, E 2019, 'Depression increases the genetic susceptibility to high body mass index: evidence from UK Biobank', Depression and Anxiety, online, pp. 1-9.
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Tyrrell, J, Gebremichael, A, Wood, AR, Zhou, A, Beaumont, RN, Tuke, MA, Jones, SE, Ruth, KS, Yaghootkar, H, Sharp, S, Thompson, WD, Ji, Y, Harrison, J, Freathy, RM, Murray, A, Weedon, MN, Lewis, C, Frayling, TM & Hyppӧnen, E and 1 consortium 2019, 'Using genetics to understand the causal influence of higher BMI on depression', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 834-848.
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Bilal, A I, Tilahun, Z, Osman, ED, Mulugeta, A, Shekabdulahi, M & Berhe, DF 2017, 'Cosmetics use-related adverse events and determinants among Jigjiga town residents, Eastern Ethiopia', Dermatology and Therapy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 143-153.
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Bilal, A I, Osman, ED & Mulugeta, A 2016, 'Assessment of medicines use pattern using World Health Organization's Prescribing, Patient Care and Health facility indicators in selected health facilities in eastern Ethiopia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-8.
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Mulugeta, A, Medhin, G, Yimer, G, Jemal, R & Fekadu, A 2016, 'Quality of clinical trials for selected priority mental and neurological disorders in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review', Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials, vol. 8, pp. 43-52.
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Shimels, T, Bilal, A I & Mulugeta, A 2015, 'Evaluation of Ceftriaxone utilization in internal medicine wards of general hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a comparative retrospective study', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-8.
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Borba, CP, Fekadu, A, Teferra, S, Bekele, D, Shibre, T, Oppenheim, CE, Biressaw, S, Mulugeta, A, Schoenfeld, DA & Henderson, DC 2014, 'A placebo-controlled trial of folate with B12 in patients with schizophrenia with residual symptoms in Ethiopia using a sequential parallel comparison design', British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, vol. 4, no. 23, pp. 4090-4104.
Kiros, Y, Teklu, T, Desalegn, F, Tesfay, M, Klinkenberg, E & Mulugeta, A 2014, 'Adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia', Public Health Action, vol. 4, no. S3, pp. S31-S36.
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Mulugeta, A & Chanie, T 2012, 'Cause of antiretroviral drug changes among patients on antiretroviral therapy at the art center in Dessei Regional Referral Hospital, Ethiopia', International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 120-125.
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External engagement & recognition
|Addis Ababa University||ETHIOPIA|
|Federal Police Commission Health Services Directorate||ETHIOPIA|
|Harvard University||UNITED STATES|
|Jigjiga Health Sciences College||ETHIOPIA|
|King's College London||UNITED KINGDOM|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||UNITED STATES|
|Queen Mary University of London||UNITED KINGDOM|
|Tigray Regional Health Bureau||ETHIOPIA|
|Tigray Regional Laboratory||ETHIOPIA|
|Tikur Anbesa Hospital||ETHIOPIA|
|University College London||UNITED KINGDOM|
|University of Amsterdam||NETHERLANDS|
|University of Exeter||UNITED KINGDOM|
|University of Reading||UNITED KINGDOM|
|University of South Australia||AUSTRALIA|