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Dawit Shawel Abebe

Dawit Shawel Abebe


Dawit Shawel Abebe is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion. Dawit has a PhD in Public Health/Epidemiology (2014) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. He also received M.Phil in Community Health (2009) from the University of Oslo and Master in Nutrition (2006) from the University of Gent, Belgium. His research focuses on risk factors and developmental trends of mental health problems from adolescence to adulthood, and comorbidities between mental disorders and somatic diseases. He is interested in investigating social gradients in health and health service utilization, including ethnicity and health (immigrant 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

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. 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.

Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Helseth, Sølvi; Andenæs, Randi (2019). Socio-Economic Gradients and Disability During The Transition to Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Survey and Register Study in Norway. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education . Vol. 66.

Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Elstad, Jon Ivar; Lien, Lars (2018). Utilization of somatic specialist services among psychiatric immigrant patients: the Norwegian patient registry study. BMC Health Services Research . Vol. 18:852.

Toft, Helge Prytz; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav; Lien, Lars; Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Wampold, Bruce E.; Tilden, Terje; Hestad, Knut; Neupane, Sudan Prasad (2018). PTSD patients show increasing cytokine levels during treatment despite reduced psychological distress. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment . Vol. 14.

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