Tewodros (Ted) Worku Liyew is a medical doctor and public health specialist. He received his MD and MPH from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) in 2016 and 2022, respectively, graduating in the top 5% of his class and valedictorian. Furthermore, he received a special certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2023. He worked in Jhpiego Ethiopia, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, as a humanitarian assistance team lead and surgical care quality advisor. Ted served as a program director for emergency and relief in a local NGO, led a hospital with a catchment population of 2.75 million as a chief clinical director, and worked as a lecturer in AAU and ACIPH. During his tenure, he won multiple grants for research activities and program implementation in Ethiopia. As of March 2023, his research consortium received £390,000 from ELRHA to study Integrating Care For Sexual And Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Newly-Restored Sexual and Reproductive Health Facilities in Amhara, Ethiopia. Ted is passionate about health system strengthening in humanitarian settings and seeks to collaborate with experts in the field. He loves hiking, writing stories, and reading books.
Scholar Voices Feature
Ted Liyew discussed global research, public health, and leadership with Dr. Mark Huffman, professor of medicine and co-director of the Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis, as part of the McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium 2023. Watch the interview and highlights!