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Dawit Shawel Abebe

Dawit Shawel Abebe


Dawit Shawel Abebe is a Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Health, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion. Dawit has a Ph.D. in Public Health/Epidemiology (2014) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. He also received M.Phil in International Community Health (2009) from the University of Oslo and a Master in Nutrition (2006) from the University of Gent, Belgium. His research focuses on immigrant health, development of mental wellbeing, comorbidities between mental disorders and somatic diseases, and global health. His research is based on quantitative research methods.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Community medicine, social medicine

Subject areas

Youth   Migration health   Immigrant health   Eating problems   Youth and mental health   Public health


Ethiopia   Norway

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Gebru, Nardos Wondafrash; Gebreyesus, Seifu Hagos; Hassen, Hamid Yimam; Habtemariam, Esete; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2021). Cultural adaptation and validation of the Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire in Ethiopia. Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS) .

Jonassen, Rune; Hilland, Eva; Harmer, Catherine; Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Bergem, Anne Kristine; Skarstein, Siv (2021). Use of Over-The-Counter Analgesics for Pain and Psychological Distress Among Adolescents: A Mixed Effects Approach in Cross-Sectional Survey Data From Norway BMC Public Health (under review). BMC Public Health .

Gebru, Nardos Wondafrash; Hagos, Seifu; Habtemariam, Esete; Yirgu, Robel; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2021). Caregivers' feeding practices in Ethiopia: association with caregiver and child characteristics. Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS) .

Ekeberg, Karoline; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2020). Mental disorders among young adults of immigrant background: a nationwide register study in Norway. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology .

Gebru, Nardos Wondafrash; Hagos, Seifu; Yirgu, Robel; Habtemariam, Esete; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2020). The relationship between caregivers’ feeding practices and children’s eating behaviours among preschool children in Ethiopia. Appetite .

Hynek, Kamila Angelika; Straiton, Melanie Lindsay; Hauge, Lars Johan; Corbett, Karina; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2020). Use of outpatient mental healthcare services and upper-secondary school completion in young women with migrant background – A population-based study. 8 p. SSM - Population Health . Vol. 11.

Tuffa, Tigest; Hagos, Seifu H; Endris, Bilal Shikur; Getnet, Yalemwork; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2020). Unhealthy weight control behaviors among Ethiopian female adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders . Vol. 53.

Toft, Helge Prytz; Lien, Lars; Neupane, Sudan Prasad; Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Tilden, Terje; Wampold, Bruce E.; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav (2020). Cytokine concentrations are related to level of mental distress in inpatients not using anti-inflammatory drugs. 9 p. Acta Neuropsychiatrica . Vol. 32.

Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Hyggen, Christer (2019). Moderators of unemployment and wage scarring during the transition to young adulthood: evidence from Norway. Hvinden, Bjørn; O'Reilly, Jacqueline; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hyggen, Christer (Ed.). Negotiating Early Job Insecurity Well-being, Scarring and Resilience of European Youth. 6. p. 115-137. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Bakken, Anders; Andersen, Patrick Lie; Frøyland, Lars Roar; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2019). Rekkefølgeeffekter i spørreundersøkelser blant ungdom. Resultater fra et split-ballot-eksperiment. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift . Vol. 3.

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