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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 projects

Scientific publications

Roer, Grethe Emilie; Lien, Lars; Bolstad, Ingeborg; Aaseth, Jan Olav; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2023). The impact of PTSD on risk of cardiometabolic diseases: a national patient cohort study in Norway. 9 p. BMC Psychiatry. Vol. 23.

Balieva, Flora Nicol; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Dalgard, Florence; Lien, Lars (2023). Risk of developing psychiatric disease among adult patients with skin disease: A 9-year national register follow-up study in Norway. 10 p. Skin Health and Disease (SHD). Vol. 3.

Shawel, Samrawit; Baraki, Negga; Alemeshet, Yohanis; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Egata, Gudina (2023). Undernutrition and associated factors among adults with mental and neurological disorders in public health hospitals, Eastern Ethiopia, 2019: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry. Vol. 23.

Hynek, Kamila Angelika; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Hollander, Anna-Clara; Liefbroer, Aart C.; Hauge, Lars Johan; Straiton, Melanie Lindsay (2022). The association between persistent low parental income during preschool age and mental disorder in adolescence and early adulthood: a Norwegian register-based study of migrants and non-migrants. BMC Psychiatry. Vol. 22.

Hynek, Kamila Angelika; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Liefbroer, Aart C.; Hauge, Lars Johan; Straiton, Melanie Lindsay (2022). The association between early marriage and mental disorder among young migrant and non-migrant women: a Norwegian register-based study. 11 p. BMC Women's Health. Vol. 22.

Skarstein, Siv ; Lien, Lars; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2022). The burden of somatic diseases among people with alcohol- and drug use disorders are influenced by mental illness and low socioeconomic status. A registry-based cohort study in Norway. 7 p. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Vol. 165.

Roer, Grethe Emilie; Solbakken, Heidi Hurlen; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Aaseth, Jan; Bolstad, Ingeborg; Lien, Lars (2021). Inpatients experiences about the impact of traumatic stress on eating behaviors: an exploratory focus group study. Journal of Eating Disorders. Vol. 9.

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). Vol. 10.

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. 20 p. BMC Public Health.

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. 8 p. Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS). Vol. 10.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete