Belay Birlie Yimer

PhD, Dr

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Belay is a Research Associate/Biostatistician in the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis. Belay obtained his Master’s degree in Biostatistics from Jimma university, Ethiopia and his PhD in Statistics from Hasselt University, Belgium.  Belay had provided statistical support for several projects including Cloudy with a Chance of Pain, QUASAR, and opioid safety. He is currently working on the Assembling the Data Jigsaw program as a Statistican.  

Belay's methodological interests includes Bayesain inference, causal inference, multilevel/longitudinal data analysis, and modelling of complex time-to-event data (e.g., frailty model, multistate model, joint modelling, etc). 

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Analysis of infectious disease data in Ethiopia: A flexible Bayesian modelling approach, Universiteit Hasselt

Award Date: 8 Oct 2021

Master of Statistics, Comparsion of Cox Regression and Frailty Model for Clustered time-to-event Data, Jimma University

28 Sept 200925 Dec 2011

Award Date: 25 Sept 2011

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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