• 84 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Public Profile

Dr. Anwar Mulugeta is a Research Associate at Nutritional and Genetic Research Group and Steering committee member at the Australian Centre for Precision Health. He has training in Genetic Epidemiology (Ph.D. in 2019), Medical Pharmacology (M.Pharm in 2011) and Pharmacy (B.Pharm in 2008). He previously worked as lecturer in Mekelle University and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and had a role as clinical trial coordinator for project entitled "Folate with B12 in patient with Schizophrenia", a collaborative project between Massachusetts General Hospital, USA and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He currently has affiliation with Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Research Interests

Dr Anwar Mulugeta focuses on understanding the contributions of genetics, environment and the interplay between them on disease risk including cognitive impairment, dementia, depression, and other health outcomes using genetic and non-genetic statistical approaches. He also applies machine learning in risk profiling of diseases. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

29 Feb 201629 May 2019

Masters, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

15 Sep 200918 Jan 2011

Bachelor's Degree, Jimma University Ethiopia

15 Sep 200414 Jun 2008

External positions

Affiliation , School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

15 Apr 2013 → …


  • Genetics
  • Genome-wide association
  • Phenome-wide association
  • Mendelian randomisation
  • Gene-environment interaction
  • population health
  • Epidemiology
  • Machine learning

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Research Output

  • 84 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Review article

Depression increases the genetic susceptibility to high body mass index: Evidence from UK Biobank

Mulugeta, A., Zhou, A., Vimaleswaran, K. S., Dickson, C. & Hyppönen, E., 14 Oct 2019, In : Depression and Anxiety. 36, 12, p. 1154-1162 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Using genetics to understand the causal influence of higher BMI on depression

Tyrrell, J., Gebremichael, A. M., Wood, A. R., Zhou, A., Beaumont, R. N., Tuke, M. A., Jones, S. E., Ruth, K. S., Yaghootkar, H., Sharp, S., Thompson, W. D., Ji, Y., Harrison, J., Freathy, R. M., Murray, A., Weedon, M. N., Lewis, C., Frayling, T. M. & Hypponen, E., 1 Jun 2019, In : International journal of epidemiology. 48, 3, p. 834-848 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)