Dr Mesfin joined the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health in 2021 as a Post-doctoral Fellow. He completed his MPH and BSc degrees in Ethiopia, and obtained his PhD from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Australia in early 2021. In his doctoral research, Dr Mesfin studied the potential utility of syndromic healthcare data for near real-time monitoring of vaccine safety signal. Prior to commencing his Post-doctoral Fellowship, he was employed as an epidemiologist at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to support data management and analysis for a project estimating background rates of adverse events of special interest for COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria, Australia. Dr Mesfin’s research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine safety and effectiveness, and analysis of large observational datasets.
- Mesfin, Y. M., Cheng, A. C., Enticott, J., Lawrie, J. & Buttery, J. (2021). Post-vaccination healthcare attendance rate as a proxy measure for syndromic surveillance of adverse events following immunisation. Aust N Z J Public Health, 45 (2), pp.101-107. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13052 [IF: 2.079, ranked 98 out of 193 under the category of “Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health”]
- Hazel J Clothier, Yonatan M Mesfin, Steven Strange, Jim P Buttery. Estimating background rates of hospital transfers and deaths in aged care facilities, following COVID-19 vaccination, Australia. MJA (Published online 16 June) [IF: 6.112, ranked 16 out of 165 under the category of “Medicine, General and Internal”].
- Mesfin YM, Cheng AC, Enticott J, Lawrie J, Buttery JP. Use of telephone helpline data for syndromic surveillance of adverse events following immunization in Australia: A retrospective study, 2009 to 2017. Vaccine. 2020; 38 (34): 5525-5531 [IF:3.143, ranked 69 out of 139 under the category of “Medicine, Research and Experimental”]
- Mesfin YM, Cheng A, Lawrie J, et al. Use of routinely collected electronic healthcare data for post-licensure vaccine safety signal detection: a systematic review. BMJ Glob Health 2019;4:e001065. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001065 [IF:4.28 and ranked 26 out of 193 under the category of “Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health”]
- Mesfin YM, Cheng AC, Tran AHL, Buttery J. Positive predictive value of ICD‐10 codes to detect anaphylaxis due to vaccination: A validation study. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019; 28:1353–1360. https://doi.org/ 10.1002/pds.4877 [IF:2.918, ranked 54 out of 193 under the category of “Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health”]
- Kibret KT, Moges Y, Memiah P, Biadgilign S. Treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis under DOTS-Plus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies. Infectious diseases of poverty. 2017 Dec 1;6(1):7 [IF:3.067, ranked 40 out of 92 under the category of “Infectious Diseases”]
- Kassebaum NJ, Arora M, Barber RM, Bhutta ZA, Brown J, Carter A, Casey DC, Charlson FJ, Coates MM, Coggeshall M, Mesfin YM, Cornaby L, et.al. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1603-58 [IF:60.392, ranked 2 out of 165 under the category of “Medicine”]
- Lim SS, Allen K, Bhutta ZA, Dandona L, Forouzanfar MH, Fullman N, Gething PW, Goldberg EM, Hay SI, Holmberg M, Mesfin YM, Kinfu Y, et.al. Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1813-50 [IF:60.392, ranked 2 out of 165 under the category of “Medicine”]
- Mesfin YM, Hailemariam D, Biadglign S, Kibret KT. Association between HIV/AIDS and multidrug resistance tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one. 2014 Jan 8;9(1):e82235 [IF:2.740, ranked 27 out of 71 under the category of “Multidisciplinary Science”] 15. Mesfin YM, Kibret KT. Assessment of knowledge and practice towards hepatitis B among medical and health science students in Haramaya University, Ethiopia. PloS one. 2013 Nov 21;8(11):e79642 [IF:2.740, ranked Q1 27 out of 71 under the category of “Multidisciplinary Science”]