Dr. Selamawit Alemayehu is a medical doctor and public health specialist currently perusing a psychiatric specialty. She is a third-year psychiatry resident at Jimma university. Prior to starting the residency program, she had been working as a general practitioner for about 4 years. Furthermore, she had worked in different managerial positions at district hospital where she had a position as an inpatient case manager. At this position, she monitored the inpatient case team. She supervised patient satisfaction, the standard, and the cleanness of the medical ward. Although she loved the science of helping people, the fact that only concentrate on treating the individual patient rather than the community which might lack long-term change in society. She needed a career that helped a large number of people, emphasized prevention and primary care rather than tertiary care, and would continually challenge and motivate her to improve. Knowing that she really did not want to pursue solely being a physician as she had originally planned, her thoughts wandered to the area of public health. Due to her interest in further peruse her career in research and making a change in the community. She attended her further studies in public health which will make this a reality. She graduated with a master's of public health with one health orientation. She is a highly motivated, dedicated, and analytical professional who holds a medical degree and masters of public health. Displays strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships at all levels using strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, planning, organization, and problem-solving skills. She is currently last year psychiatry resident at Jimma university. In addition, she participate several research activities on issues related to mental health. She also worked as deputy editor of the newsletter of the hospital/Aabet branch.
Dr. Selamawit Alemayehu is interested to do research in relation to mental health, Global health, epidemiology, and one health. It would enable her to address issues that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Through clinical support and research, she aspires in contributing to the health care system of Ethiopia in increasing awareness of mental illness, enhancing mental health services,s and decreasing stigma related to mental illness