Samrawit Yisahak

LMIC Scholar, VECD 2015-16

Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Research Topic: Nutrition

Ms. Yisahak will spend her fellowship year at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa under the mentorship of Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA and Ahmed Reja, MD. Her research will focus on the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among type 2 diabetes patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ms. Yisahak is a PhD candidate in Nutrition and Health Sciences at Emory University. She received her bachelor of science in Nutritional Sciences and Global Health from Cornell University. Her research interest is in investigating the burden, risk factors and pathophysiological variations of diabetes and related metabolic diseases in understudied regions of the world. As a native of Ethiopia, she is primarily interested in African populations.