Dawit Zemedikun

Dr, BSc(Econ), GradCert(Stat), MSc(Biostat), PhD, GradStat, FRSPH

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Dawit Zemedikun is a Research Fellow in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Centre (CERC) within the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH). His role is supported by fellowship funding from the McCusker Charitable Foundation and co-appointment with Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. He is also a Fellow (GradStat) of the Royal Statistical Society, and an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Birmingham (UK) where he has worked in applied health research projects since 2019. He has been awarded over $1 million in grant and research funding from UK funding bodies including two streams of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding.

Dr Zemedikun is a biostatistician and a health econometrician by training with a wide range of research interests including chronic disease epidemiology, econometric modelling, and health services research. He has international experience in estimating the health and economic impacts of diseases and interventions, and in conducting multimorbidity/ comorbidity studies. His particular interest is in the analysis of large electronic health records (EHRs) and linked data analysis to answer epidemiological, and health-economic research questions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Health Services Research (Focus on Health Econometrics), PhD, The economic burden and determinants of healthcare costs of back pain in the UK: An empirical investigation using Electronic Health Records, University of Birmingham

Sept 2016Sept 2019

Medical Statistics, MSc, Patterns of Multimorbidity in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: An Analysis of the UK Biobank Data, University of Leicester

Sept 2015Sept 2016

Statistics, Graduate Certificate, University of Sheffield

Sept 2014Jun 2015

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

15 Jun 2022 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Electronic health records (EHRs) research
  • Linked data analysis
  • Health econometrics
  • Chronic diseases


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