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Dr Abadi Gebre

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Email: a.gebre@ecu.edu.au

Abadi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within ECU’s Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute. His research interests include the investigation of why and how cardiovascular disease increases the risk of falls, fractures and dementia to develop evidence-based therapies, and medication safety with the ultimate goal of promoting healthy ageing.

Background

Abadi is a pharmacist by profession with an expertise in the epidemiology and clinical trials of cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders. His research is aimed at reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease-related falls, fractures, and dementia by developing innovative methods for identifying and preventing them before they occur. Abadi’s research has been published in leading medical journals such as the Lancet, the Journal of American Heart Association, and Heart.

Professional Associations

  • June 2023 – Core Member, Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute (NHIRI)
  • April 2023 – The American Society for Bone Mineral Research
  • November 2021 – Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance
  • August 2020 – Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society
  • July 2020 – Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research

Awards and Recognition

  • 2023 ANZBMS Travel Award, Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society
  • 2023 WACRA Heart-to-Vessel Showcase Award, Western Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
  • 2022 ANZBMS Travel Award, Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society
  • 2019-2023 ECU HDR scholarship, Edith Cowan University
  • 2019 IBRO Travel and Hospitality Award (2x), International Brain Research Organisation to attend advanced Neuroscience at Mohammed V University in Morocco
  • 2019 IBRO Travel and Hospitality Award, International Brain Research Organisation to attend advanced Neuroscience at Alexandria University in Egypt
  • 2018 IBRO Travel and Hospitality Award, International Brain Research Organisation to attend advanced Neuroscience at the University of Nairobi in Kenya
  • 2018 IBRO University of Nairobi Advanced Neuroscience Best Presentation Prize
  • 2016 Utrecht University WHO collaborating Centre summer scholarship, University of Utrecht
  • 2014 Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding achievement as an undergraduate Pharmacy student, School of Pharmacy, Mekelle University

Research Areas and Interests

  • Vascular calcification
  • Carotid atherosclerosis
  • Cardiac troponin
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Dementia
  • Drug use evaluation and medication safety
  • Pharmacotherapy

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2023.
  • Proffesional Equivalence, Ethiopia, 2020.
  • Master of Science in Pharmacology, Ethiopia, 2017.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Ethiopia, 2014.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Dent, E., Dalla Via, J., Bozanich, T., Hoogendijk, E., Gebre, A., Smith, C., Zhu, K., Prince, R., Lewis, J., Sim, M. (2024). Frailty increases the long-term risk for fall and fracture-related hospitalizations and all-cause mortality in community-dwelling older women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2024(Article in press), 9 pages. https://doi.org/10.1093/jbmr/zjad019.
  • Pratt, J., Dalla Via, J., Sale, C., Gebre, A., Stephan, B., Laws, S., Zhu, K., Lim, W., Prince, R., Lewis, J., Sim, M. (2024). Apolipoprotein ɛ4 is associated with increased risk of fall- and fracture-related hospitalisation: the Perth Longitudinal Study of Ageing Women. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2024(Article in press), Article number glae134. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glae134.
  • Smith, C., Sim, M., Dalla Via, J., Gebre, A., Zhu, K., Lim, W., Teh, R., Kiel, DP., Schousboe, JT., Levinger, I., Von Haehling , S., Woodman, R., Coats, AJ., Prince, RL., Lewis, J. (2024). Extent of abdominal aortic calcification is associated with incident rapid weight loss over five years: the Perth Longitudinal Study of Ageing Women. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 44(2), 54-64. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.123.320118.

Journal Articles

  • Seeto, AH., Tadrous, M., Gebre, A., Lewis, J., Fink, HA., Ebeling, PR., Rodriguez, A. (2023). Evidence For The Cardiovascular Effects Of Osteoporosis Treatments In Randomized Trials Of Post-Menopausal Women: A Systematic Review And Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis. Bone, 167(2023), article number 116610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2022.116610.
  • Gebre, A., Sim, M., Dalla Via, J., Smith, C., Rodríguez , A., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, C., Lim , W., Byrnes , E., Thompson, P., Prince, R., Lewis, J. (2023). Association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I and fall-related hospitalization in women aged over 70 years. Heart, 2023(Article in press), -. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2023-322861.
  • Dalla Via, J., Gebre, A., Smith, C., Gilani, Z., Suter, D., Sharif, N., Szulc, P., Schousboe, J., Kiel, D., Zhu, K., Leslie, W., Prince, R., Lewis, J., Sim, M. (2023). Machine-Learning Assessed Abdominal Aortic Calcification is Associated with Long-Term Fall and Fracture Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Australian Women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2023(Article in press), 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.4921.
  • Gebre, A., Sim, M., Dalla Via, J., Rodriguez, A., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, C., Thompson, PL., Prince, RL., Lewis, J. (2023). Measures of carotid atherosclerosis and fall-related hospitalization risk: The Perth Longitudinal Study of Ageing Women. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 33(1), 95-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2022.10.003.

Journal Articles

  • Dalla Via, J., Sim, M., Schousboe, JT., Kiel, DP., Zhu, K., Hodgson, J., Gebre, A., Daly, RM., Prince, RL., Lewis, J. (2022). Association of abdominal aortic calcification with peripheral quantitative computed tomography bone measures in older women: The Perth Longitudinal Study of Ageing Women. Calcified Tissue International, 111(5), 485–494. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00223-022-01016-5.
  • Gebre, A., Prince, R., Schousboe, J., Kiel, D., Thompson, P., Zhu, K., Lim, W., Sim, M., Lewis, J. (2022). Calcaneal quantitative ultrasound is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality independent of hip bone mineral density. Osteoporosis International, 33(7), 1557-1567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-022-06317-x.
  • Gebre, A., Lewis, J., Leow, K., Szulc, P., Scott, D., Sim, M., Ebeling, P., Wong , G., Lim, WH., Schousboe, JT., Kiel, DP., Prince, RL., Rodriguez, A. (2022). Abdominal aortic calcification, bone mineral density and fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2022(article in press), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glac171.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Gebre, A., Kennedy, M., Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Jackson, B., Dimmock, J., Schlaich, MP., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J. (2022). Provision of non-invasive coronary and carotid vascular imaging results on changes in diet and physical activity in asymptomatic adults: A scoping review. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9(2022), Article Number 946378. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.946378.

Journal Articles

  • Gebre, A., Sim, M., Rodriguez, A., Hodgson, J., Blekkenhorst, L., Szulc, P., Bondonno, N., Zhu, K., Bondonno, C., Kiel, D., Schousboe, J., Prince, R., Lewis, J. (2021). Abdominal aortic calcification is associated with a higher risk of injurious fall-related hospitalizations in older Australian women. Atherosclerosis, 328(July 2021), 153-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.05.003.
  • Gesesew, H., Koye, D., Fetene, D., Woldegiorgis, M., Kinfu, Y., Geleto, A., Melaku, Y., Mohammed, H., Alene, K., Awoke, M., Birhanu, M., Gebremedhin, A., Gelaw, Y., Shifti, D., Muluneh, M., Tegegne, T., Abrha, S., Aregay, A., Ayalew, M., Gebre, A., Gebremariam, K., Gebremedhin, T., Gebremichael, L., Leshargie, C., Kibret, G., Meazaw, M., Mekonnen, A., Tekle, D., Tesema, A., Tesfay, F., Tesfaye, W., Wubishet, B., Dachew, B., Adane, A. (2021). Risk factors for COVID-19 infection, disease severity and related deaths in Africa: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 11(2), Article number e044618. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044618.

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