Assefa Andargie

Full Name Assefa Andargie Kassa
Academic Rank Assistant Professor
Education Background
  • MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Wollo University (September 2018 to August 2020)
  • MPH in Public Health from University of Gondar (September 2011 to July 2013)
  • BSc in Nursing from Jimma University (September 2005 to June 2008)
Working Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Injibara University (August 2022 to Present)
  • Head, Department of Public Health at Wollo University (September 2020 to July 2022)
  • Assistant Professor, Wollo University (August 2021 to July 2022)
  • Lecturer, Wollo University (July 2013 to August 2021)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Wollo University (September 2010 to July 2013)
  • MPH Candidate, University of Gondar (September 2011 to July 2013)
  • Graduate Assistant II, Wollo University (September 2009 to September 2010)
  • Graduate Assistant I, Wollo University (September 2008 to September 2009)
Research Interest
  • Non Communicable Diseases
  • Emerging And Re-emerging Public Health Issues
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Spatial Epidemiology Nutrition
  • Maternal and Child Health

1)      Andargie, A., Molla, A., Tadese, F., & Zewdie, S. (2021). Lost to follow-up and associated factors among patients with drug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia : A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(3), 1–18. ( 0248687)

2)      Andargie, A., & Reddy, P. S. (2015). Knowledge , Attitude , Practice and Associated Factors of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women in Dessie Referral Hospital and Dessie Health Center , Northeast Ethiopia. Global Journal for Research Analysis, 4(12), 248–251. (

3)      Aniley, A. B., Ayele, T. A., Zeleke, E. G., & Kassa, A. A. (2016). Factors associated with late Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnosis among peoples living with it, Northwest Ethiopia: hospital based unmatched case-control study. BMC Public Health, 16(1076). (

4)      Chekol, Y. T., Arefaynie, M., Kassa, A. A., Alene, T. D., & Ngusie, H. S. (2022). Determinants of wasting among children aged 6 – 59 months in North- ­ East Ethiopia : a community- ­ based case- ­ control study. BMJ Open, 12(e057887), 1–9. (

5)      Damtie, Y., Cherie, N., Fentaw, H., Kefale, B., Addisu, E., Yalew, M., Arefaynie, M., Adane, M., Adane, B., Kassa, A. A., Abebayehu, A., & Ayele, F. Y. (2022). Pre-marital sex and its association with peer pressure and watching pornography among young individuals in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1–11. (

6)      Damtie, Y., Kefale, B., Yalew, M., Arefaynie, M., Adane, B., Muche, A., Dewau, R., Fentaw, Z., Amsalu, E. T., Bitew, G., Ayele, W. M., Kassa, A. A., Chanie, M. G., Melaku, M. S., & Adane, M. (2022). HIV risk behavior and associated factors among people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 17(7 July), 1–17. ( 0269304)

7)      Dewau, R., Angaw, D. A., Kassa, G. M., Dagnew, B., Yeshaw, Y., Muche, A., Feleke, D. G., Molla, E., Yehuala, D., Tadesse, S. E., Yalew, M., Fentaw, Z., Asfaw, H., Andargie, A., Chanie, M. genetu, Ayele, W. M., Hassen, A. M., Damtie, Y., Hussein, F. M., … Ayele, T. A. (2021). Urban-rural disparities in institutional delivery among women in East Africa : A decomposition analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(7), 1–19. ( 0255094)

8)      Kefale, B., Adane, B., Damtie, Y., Arefaynie, M., Yalew, M., Andargie, A., & Addisu, E. (2021). Unmet need for family planning among reproductive-age women living with HIV in Ethiopia : A systematic review and meta- analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(8), 1–12. ( 0255566)

9)      Melese, L., Kebede, Y., Andargie, A., Wodajo, S., & Reddy, P. S. (2016). Practice of adults on prevention of hypertension and associated factors in Dessie administrative city, Ethiopia, 2016. Medico Research Chronicle, 3(6), 530–241. (

10)  Yalew, M., Adane, B., Damtie, Y., Kefale, B., Dewau, R., Melaku, K., Arefaynie, M., & Andargie, A. (2021). Determinants of change in timely first antenatal booking among pregnant women in Ethiopia : A decomposition analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(6), 1–15. (

11)  Yalew, M., Arefaynie, M., Bitew, G., Amsalu, E. T., Kefale, B., Muche, A., Fentaw, Z., Chanie, M. G., Melaku, M. S., Adane, B., Damtie, Y., Adane, M., Ayele, W. M., Andargie, A., & Dewau, R. (2022). Time to under-five mortality and its predictors in rural Ethiopia : Cox-gamma shared frailty model. PLoS ONE, 17(4), 1–17. (

12)  Zewdie, S., Andargie, A., & Kassahun, H. (2020). Self-Medication Practices among Undergraduate University Students in Northeast Ethiopia. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 13, 1375–1381. (


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