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Bineyam Taye

Bineyam Taye

Assistant Professor of Biology
Biology, 214 Olin Hall
p 315-228-7398


BS.c, Jimma University, 2004, MPH, 2008, Ph.D., AAU, School of Public Health

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics  at Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences, Sept. 2013- July 2015

Lecturer, Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, July 2008- Sept. 2013

Assistant lecturer, Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, April 2005-June 2008

Specialties/Teaching Interests

My teaching interests run the spectrum from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Parasitology to Emerging and re-emerging infectious disease.

Research Interests

Whilst researchers have focused a great deal on the gastrointestinal complication of H. pylori infection through studies conducted in clinical settings, we know very little about its effect on extra-gastroduodenal diseases. In particular, the potential negative impact on childhood growth and hemoglobin level (anemia), and the beneficial (protective) role on allergic disorders have been emerging as new hypotheses. My research interest seek to test the following hypotheses; (1) H. pylori infection might negatively affect childhood growth and hemoglobin level (2) H pylori infection might have a protective role in allergic diseases. In addition, the effect of soil-transmitted helminthes (STHs) parasites and deworming interventions on atopy and other selected health-related outcomes among school children will be explored. Students are involved in fieldwork and data collection in rural Ethiopia.

Selected Publications

Bineyam Taye, Fikre Enquselassie, Aster Tsegaye, Alemayehu Amberbir, Girmay Medhin, Andrew Fogarty, Karen Robinson & Gail Davey. Association between infection with H. pylori and atopy in young Ethiopian Children: a longitudinal study. Clin Exp Allergy, 2017;47:1299-1380

Bineyam Taye,
Fikre Enquselassie, Aster Tsegaye, Alemayehu Amberbir, Girmay Medhin, Andrew Fogarty, Karen Robinson, and Gail Davey. Effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on growth trajectories in young Ethiopian children: A longitudinal study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2016; 50: 57–66 

Bineyam Taye, Fikre Enquselassie, Aster Tsegaye, Alemayehu Amberbir, Girmay Medhin, Andrew Fogarty, Karen Robinson, and Gail Davey. Effect of Early and Current Exposure to Helicobacter pylori on the risk of childhood anaemia among young Ethiopian children.  BMC Infectious Diseases 2015; 15:270

Bineyam Taye , Fikre Enquselassie, Aster Tesgaye, Girmay Medhin, Gail Davey , Andrea Venn. Is Helicobacter Pylori infection inversely associated with  atopy? A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Clin Exp Allergy. 2015;45(5):882-90.

Bineyam Taye. Online discussion for block teaching in postgraduate health professionals’ curriculum: the Ethiopian experience. BMC Medical Education 2014, 14:29

Bineyam Taye, Bereket Alemayehu, Asaye Birhanu, Kassu Desta, Sisay Addisu, Beyene Petros, Aster Tsegaye, Gail Davey. Podoconiosis and Soil-Transmitted Helminth (STH): Double burden neglected tropical diseases: In Wolaita zone, rural southern Ethiopia.  PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2013:7(3): e2128

Bineyam Taye, Fikre Enqusilasie, Solomon Shiferaw. The Impact of Malnutrition in Survival of HIV infected Children after Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment (ART). Ethiopian Medical Journal:2010:48:(1):1-10

Bineyam Taye, Yimtubezenash W/Amanuale, Estifanos kebede. Diagnostic detection of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus type -1 antibody in urine, Jimma hospital southwest Ethiopia. Ethiopian Medical Journal: 2006:44 :( 4):363–368. 

Tigist Yitbarek, Desalegn Nega
, Geremew Tasew, Biniyam Taye, Kassu Desta. Performance Evaluation of Malaria Microscopists at Defense Health Facilities in Addis Ababa and Its Surrounding Areas, Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 28;11(11):e0166170. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166170.

Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist, Bineyam Taye, Aster Tsegaye. Intestinal Parasitosis in Relation to CD4+T Cells Levels and Anemia among HAART Initiated and HAART Naive Pediatric HIV Patients in a Model ART Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE, 2015; 10(2): e0117715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117715

Asfaw Atnafu, Alemayehu Bisrat, Mengistu Kifle, Binyam Taye, Tequam Debebe. Mobile health (mHealth) intervention in maternal and child health care: Evidence from resource-constrained settings: A review. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2015;29(3):140-153

Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist, Bineyam Taye, Aster Tsegaye. Magnitude of Anemia and Associated Factors among Pediatric HIV/AIDS Patients Attending Zewditu Memorial  Hospital ART Clinic, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Anemia. 2015 ;03 (479329):1-6

Eyob Abera Mesfin, Bineyam Taye, Getachew Belay, Aytenew Ashenafi. The status of medical laboratory towards of AFRO-WHO accreditation process in government and private health facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Adino Desale, Bineyam Taye, Getachew Belay, Alemayehu Nigatu. Assessment of laboratory logistics management information system practice for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis laboratory commodities in selected public health facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2013;15:46

Tedla Mindaye, Bineyam Taye. Patients satisfaction with laboratory services at antiretroviral therapy clinics in public hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes 2012, 5:184

Eshetu Lemma Haile,  Bineyam Taye,  and Fatuma Hussen .Ergonomic Workstations and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Clinical Laboratory. Lab Med 2012 43:e11-e19; doi:10.1309/LM7BQ15TTQFBXIS

GBD 2015 Maternal Mortality Collaborators.
Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1775-1812

GBD 2015 Child Mortality Collaborators.
. Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1725-1774

GBD 2015 DALYs and HALE Collaborators.
Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1603-1658

GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1545-1602


The role of Helicobacter pylori infection on growth trajectories, anemia and allergy in an Ethiopian Birth Cohort


  • A winner of Jimma University best student researcher of the year 2004. Certificate of merit
  • The Winner of the  best  scientific paper of the year 2012 and awarded certificate of merit  and 1000 USD at the 48th annual conference of the Ethiopian Medical Association,Feb 2012.
  • Travel grant winner form Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), 2012 , and presented poster at University of Warwick, UK. 
  • Travel grant winner from the International Epidemiology Association (IEA), and   presented a scientific paper at World Congress of Epidemiology, Alaska, USA, 2014 
  • Medical Education fellowship, two-year merit based fellowship,  FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research)  Institute, Philadelphia, USA, 2011-2013  

Teaching at Colgate

BIO 310 Epidemiology
This course provides an introduction to epidemiology, the basic science of public health. Epidemiology provides a systematic approach for acquiring and evaluating information on the distribution and causes of disease and other health outcomes in populations. Topics include the history of epidemiology, an overview of epidemiologic methods (e.g., study design, measures of disease distribution and association, interpretation), and the application of epidemiologic research to the development and evaluation of disease prevention and control strategies. Current or historically relevant infectious and chronic diseases are explored through lecture, interactive exercises, and independent assignments. Prerequisites: BIOL 181 or BIOL 182 (formerly BIOL 211 or BIOL 212), or permission of instructor.

BIO 301/301L Parasitology
This course introduces students to the range of eukaryotic organisms that cause parasitic diseases in humans. The focus is on globally important helminths, protozoans, and arthropods. The latter will be covered as both agents and vectors of human parasitic diseases. Topics covered include the biology, geographical distribution, sources of infections, life cycles, route(s) of transmission, clinical disease, and control/preventive measures. The basic principles of laboratory diagnosis and treatment of parasitic diseases are included in the course to enhance the practical parasitology knowledge of the students. The course includes reading of the primary literature, and requires oral and written critical analysis of the literature. The credit-bearing laboratory BIOL 301L must be taken concurrently with BIOL 301. Prerequisite: completion of BIOL 181 and BIOL 182 (formerly BIOL 211 and 212) or permission of instructor.

BIO 474 Global Health Epidemiology
This research tutorial provides students the opportunity to plan, conduct, and present original research in the area of global health and infectious disease epidemiology. Projects involve investigations in the field, laboratory, and/or data analysis. Potential topics for projects include mapping neglected tropical disease (specifically soil transmitted helminths parasite), and their impact on maternal and child health. In addition the role of H. pylori infection in extra-gastroduodenal diseases in general, in child growth development, anemia and allergic disorders in particular will be investigated in this research tutorial laboratory. Weekly meetings allow students to discuss their projects and relevant papers from primary literature. Students are expected to keep a research notebook and formally present research findings to the department. Students also complete a report of research activities in scientific format, with the goal of publication in a scientific journal, and a proposal in the format required by the National Science Foundation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.