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Pediatrics educator

Mehari Gebre-Medhin, Swedish-Eritrean pediatrician, educator and researcher. Recipient King Oscar II Prize Uppsala University, 1986. Member International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders; Fellow American College of Nutrition, Royal Society of Sciences Uppsala; Commission on Research and Higher Education, National Commission for Unesco, Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Pediatric Association, Swedish Nutrition Society

Background

Ethnicity: Parents: Mother Aster Wolde-Mariam and Father Gebre-Medhin Habte-Egzi Eritreans

Gebre-Medhin, Mehari, born November 14, 1937 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Mother Aster Wolde-Mariam, father Gebre-Medhin Habte-Egzi

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 1968; Master in Public Health, Harvard University, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1977.

Career

Deputy director Ethiopian Nutrition Institute, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 1970-1975, director Ethiopia, 1975; associate professor human nutrition Uppsala University, Sweden, 1978-1983, associate professor pediatrics Sweden, 1983-1993, professor international child health Sweden, 1994—2002, professor pediatric nutrition Sweden, since 2003.

Membership

  • Ongoing

    Swedish Nutrition Society , Sweden

  • Fellow American College Nutrition

  • Royal Society Scis. in Uppsala; United Nations Educational (Swedish national commission)

  • Swedish Medical Association

  • Swedish Pediatric Association

Connections

Spouse Susanne Jonsson; children; Gennet, Samuel, Jonas.

father:
Gebre-Medhin Habte-Egzi - teacher

mother:
Aster Wolde-Mariam - Eritrean - teacher