Getnet Yimer

Getnet Yimer

Sr. Research Scientist

Research Interest

My studies focus on factors affecting drug response among Africa population with a special focus on genetic variants in drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters. I have immense experience executing complex multi-country clinical trials and public health projects with a complementary passion and expertise in biomedical research ethics and global health.





Ph.D. Medical Science, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

M.Sc. Pharmacology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

MD. Doctor of Medicine, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Research Experience

2019 – Present

2021 – 2022

2005 - 2021

2006 - 2012


Senior Research Investigator
Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Senior Research
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Principal Investigator
Principal investigator in five multi country clinical trials including pharmacogenomic studies.

visiting scholar for The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) at the World Health Organization (WHO) on TB-HIV trials, Geneva, Switzerland

Next generation Scientists Fellowship, Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland

Awards and Scholarships





Nominated and served as a maiden Member of Ethiopian young Academy of Sciences (EtYAS)

Emerging Best Researcher Award, College of health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Best Medical Students Instructor award, College of health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Outstanding services recognition, Global One Health Initiative, Ohio State University

Publications & Manuscripts

Laura Binkley*1, Jeanette O‟Quin2, Balbine Jourdan3, Getnet Yimer1, Asefa Deressa4, Laura W. Pomeroy. Quantifying intra- and inter-species contact rates at supplemental feeding sites in Ethiopia to inform rabies maintenance potential of multiple host species. Wiley Online Library on [07/11/2022]. doi: 10.1111/tbed.14755

Abebaw Fekadu, Eyasu Makonnen, Aschalew Abayne , Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel , Asrat Hailu, Girmay Medhin , Anteneh Belete, Mirutse Giday, Getnet Yimer , Haregewein Assefa, Mitike Molla,Tassew Woldehanna. COVID-19 two years on: Four fundamental lessons to curb future pandemics in Africa. Ethiopian Medical Journal 2022, 60 (Supplement 1). Open access articles distributed in terms of Creative Commons Attribution License [CC by 4.0]. ISSN 0014-1755 eISSN 2415-2420

Diriba Alemayehu Gadisa, Esayas Tadesse Gebremariam, Getnet Yimer, Efa Deresa Urgesa. Attitudes of older patients and caregivers towards deprescribing of medications in Ethiopia. May 25th, 2022. DOI: Posted Date: May 25th, 2022, Preprint

Oumer Fuad, Amsalu Bekele, Amha Mekasha, Tewodros Haile, Eyob Kebede Etissa,Yewubdar Gelan, Eyasu Makonnen, Getnet Yimer. The implementation of global initiative for asthma (GINA) guidelines and Its Impact on asthma control in Ethiopia: A Longitudinal Study. Ethiopian Medical Journal 2022, 60 (4 ). Open access articles distributed in terms of Creative Commons Attribution License [CC by 4.0]. ISSN 0014-1755 eISSN 2415-2420

Arie H Havelaar ,Mussie Brhane , Ibsa Abdusemed Ahmed ,Jafer Kedir , Dehao Chen, Loic Deblais, Nigel French ,Wondwossen A Gebreyes, Jemal Yousuf Hassen, Xiaolong Li, Mark J Manary, Zelealem Mekuria, Abdulmuen Mohammed Ibrahim, Bahar Mummed, Amanda Ojeda , Gireesh Rajashekara, Kedir Teji Roba,2Cyrus Saleem, Nitya Singh, Ibsa Aliyi Usmane,2Yang Yang,Getnet Yimer, Sarah McKune. Unravelling the reservoirs for colonization of infants with Campylobacter spp. in rural Ethiopia: protocol for a longitudinal study during a global pandemic and political tensions. BMJ Open 2022;12:e061311. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2022-061311

Haileleuel Bisrat, Tsegahun Manyazewal, Hussen Mohammed, Bilal Shikur and Getnet Yimer. Validity of InterVA model versus physician review of verbal autopsy for tracking tuberculosis-related mortality in Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases. (2022) 22:200

Hussen Mohammed, Lemessa Oljira, Kedir Teji Roba, Esther Ngadaya, Tsegahun Manyazewal, Tigest Ajeme, Nicholaus P. Mnyambwa, Abebaw Fekadu and Getnet Yimer. Tuberculosis Prevalence and Predictors Among Health Care-Seeking People Screened for Cough of Any Duration in Ethiopia: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Public Health | February 2022 | Volume 9 | Article 805726ORIGINAL RESEARCH published: 25 February 2022 doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.805726

Tsegahun Manyazewal, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Claire Oppenheim, Asrat Hailu, Mirutse Giday, Girmay Medhin, Anteneh Belete, Getnet Yimer, Asha Collins, Eyasu Makonnen, Abebaw Fekadu. Conceptualising centres of excellence: a scoping review of global evidence. BMJ Open 2022;12:e050419. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050419

Temesgen Sidamo, Workineh Shibeshi, Getnet Yimer, Eleni Aklillu, Ephrem Engidawork. Explorative analysis of treatment outcomes of Levofloxacin and Moxifloxacin-based regimens and outcome predictors in Ethiopian MDR-TB patients: Aprospective observational cohort study. Infection and Drug Resisitance 2021: 14 5473-5489.

Hussen Mohammed, Lemessa Oljira, Kedir Teji Roba, Esther Ngadaya, Dagmawit Tesfaye, Tsegahun Manyazewal, Getnet Yimer. Impact of Early Chest Radiography on Delay in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Case Notification in Ethiopia. International Journal of Mycobacteriology ¦ Volume 10 ¦ Issue 4 ¦ October-December 2021. DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_216_21

Gavin Churchyard, MBBCh, PhD; Vicky Cárdenas, PhD, JD; Violet Chihota, MSc, PhD; Kathy Mngadi, MBBCh, MPhil; Modulakgotla Sebe, MBBCh; William Brumskine, MBBCh; Neil Martinson, MBBCh, MPH; Getnet Yimer, MD, PhD; Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH&TM; Alberto L. Garcia-Basteiro, MD, PhD; Dinis Nguenha, MD; LeeAnne Masilela, MSc; Zainab Waggie, MBBCh; Susan van den Hof, MSc, PhD; Salome Charalambous, MBBCh, PhD; Frank Cobelens, MD, PhD; Richard E. Chaisson, MD; Alison D. Grant, MBBS, PhD; Katherine L. Fielding, MSc, PhD; on behalf of the WHIP3TB Study Team*. Annual Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy for Persons With HIV Infection. Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M20-7577

See full publication list here.

Book Chapters

Getnet Yimer, Alemayehu Toma, Yifru Berhan. Pharmacotherapy of Amenorrhea, Chapter.ID_38500, nova publishers, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-63484-799-5.

Joseph M Nguta, Kuastros M Belaynehe, Andreia G Arruda, Getnet Yimer, Donal O’Mathuna. ‘One Health’ Research Ethics in Emergency, Disaster and Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks: A Case Study from Ethiopia. Ethics, Integrity and Policymaking, Research Ethics Forum 9,