Dr. Workeabeba Abebe is an associate professor at the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University (AAU). She is also a Pediatrician and the first Pediatric Infectious Diseases sub-specialist at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH). She has served as a chair of the postgraduate program and later V/chair of the Pediatric and Child Health Department.
She has supervised research projects for several residents, besides clinical teaching, providing mentorship and supervision of diverse groups of students. Her research interests focus on childhood infectious diseases, mainly pediatric HIV, hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship. She is currently She has published over 45 peer-reviewed research articles in reputable journals. Her publications can be accessed on Google Scholar using the link https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HTCgLfkAAAAJ&hl=en
She is a fellow of the Young Academy of Sciences at the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences. She has been appointed as visiting scientist at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2018. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of Ethiopian Journal Pediatric and Child Health and Ethiopian Medical Journal and Executive Committee (EC)member of the Society of Ethiopian Women in Science and Technology (SWiST). She is also a member of technical and advisory groups for pediatric ART at the Federal Ministry of Health, a National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG), and an EC member for the National Certificate Committee (NCC) Polio free status of Ethiopia.
Dr. Workeabeba is chair and founding member of the Women Health Research Working Group (WHRWG) at AAU, Chair of Adverse effect following immunization (AEFI) at Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA), and team member of COVID-19 Advisory Council, which is established by health professional associations to support national efforts to prevent and control the epidemic.She has received the best scientific paper award from the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) in 2004 and a certificate of recognition from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) in 2018.
Dr. Workeabeba Abebe received MD from Jimma University in 2001, Specialty Certificate in Pediatrics and Child Health, Addis Ababa University in 2009, MPH from Addis continental institute of public health and Mekelle University in 2011, Clinical Research Methodology, Diploma level course (AAU in collaboration with University of California, San Diago) in 2012 and Subspecialty Training in Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Addis Ababa University with the collaboration of McGill University and Emory University in 2013.