Misghina Weldegiorgis is an epidemiologist and medical statistician at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, and conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales Sydney. His main research interests are in the epidemiology of kidney and cardiovascular diseases. His current research projects investigate modifiable social and clinical risk factors associated with the development and/or progression of kidney diseases using ‘Big Data’ – CPRD, and systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.
Misghina completed his BSc degree in pharmacy from the University of Asmara and then worked as a pharmacist in Orotta National Referral Hospital and drug evaluation officer in the Ministry of Health, Eritrea, prior to relocating to the Netherlands to pursue his academic interest. He was awarded MSc scholarship by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, and completed his MSc degree in epidemiology (specialized in pharmacoepidemiology) at Utrecht University. Subsequently, he was awarded PhD fellowship by the Groningen University Institute for Drug Exploration (GUIDE) and completed his doctoral degree in ‘Evaluation of renal endpoints in nephrology trials’.
Misghina has experience in analyzing and interpreting a large number of clinical trial and clinical practice databases, such as BENEDICT, RENAAL, IDNT, REIN, ROAD, ESBARI, STENO, PREVEND, GIANTT, PHARMO, and CPRD.