Faculty Profile


Tsegaye HabteMariam DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Biomedical Informatics
College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL  36088
Phone: 334-727-8174
Fax#: 334-727-8177



Dr. Tsegaye Habtemariam





B. Sc.

H.S.I.  University, Ethiopia (With Distinction)




Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Veterinary Medicine



University of California, Davis, California

Preventive Vet. Medicine



Epidemiology-University of California, Davis




 USDA Graduate School

  Risk Analysis

Research Interest

Research and Scientific Experience
Dr. Habtemariam’s biomedical research experience is in Computational Epidemiology, Bioinformatics and Risk Analysis. He has over 300 Publications and Presentations in the national and international arena. He served as a Member of Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals, numerous National Scientific Site Visit Teams, chaired National Scientific Grant Review Committees (NIH, NCI, USDA), chaired several National and International Conferences and serves as reviewer on many grant proposals and scientific papers. He has served as a consultant for several National and International Organizations (PAHO, WHO). He has authored one Book and edited four Proceedings and five monographs. In the area of Risk Analysis, he has performed more than a dozen risk assessments including several on FMD and BSE. Along with his team, he has provided more than 15 international workshops in Africa, India, the Caribbean and USA to train scientists in science-based risk analysis. He has been serving on the faculty at Tuskegee University since 1980.

Recent Publications

        Habtemariam, T., Tameru, B., Nganwa, D., Beyene, G., Ayanwale, L., Robnett, V. and Wilson, W.
Epidemiologic Modelling of HIV/AIDS: Use of Computational Models to Study the Population Dynamics of the Disease to Assess Intervention Strategies for Decision-Making. In Press: Advances in Systems Science and Applications (ASSA), 2008, vol. 8, no. 1.
        Tameru, B., Habtemariam, T., Nganwa, D., Ayanwale, L., Beyene, G., Robnett V., and Wilson,
W. Computational Modelling of Intracellular Viral Kinetics and CD4+ Cellular Population Dynamics of
HIV/AIDS. In Press: Advances in Systems Science and Applications (ASSA), 2008, vol. 8, no. 1.
        Habtemariam, T., Tameru, B. Nganwa, D., Beyene, G., Ayanwale,  Robnett, V.,    Wilson, W., and Zekeri A., A Conceptual Multivariate Modelling Approach for Integrating Epidemiologic and Psychosocial
Determinants to Examine Diseases in Under-served Populations. In Press: Advances in Systems Science and Applications (ASSA), 2008, vol. 8, no. 2.
        J. T. Cohen, G. M. Gray,  K. Duggar, S. Kreindel, H. Abdelrahman, T. HabteMariam, D. Oryang,
B. Tameru "A simulation Model for Evaluating the Potential for the spread of Bovine Spongiform    
Encephalopathy in Animals or Human."  Prions and Mad Cow Disease edited by Dr. Brian Nunally and Dr. Ira S. Krull, Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2003.
        T. Habtemariam, P. Yu, D. Oryang, D. Nganwa, O. Ayanwale, B. Tameru, H. Abdelrahman and A. Ahmad and V. Robnett. Modelling Viral and CD4 Cellular Population Dynamics in HIV: Approaches to Evaluate Intervention Strategies. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 47(7): 1201-1208, 2001.


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