Violence and Injury Prevention

Kidist Bartolomeos, MPH

Technical Officer



  • Injury epidemiology
  • Surveillance
  • Training

Ms Bartolomeos is a native Ethiopian. She completed a BA degree in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota in 1991. In 1996 she obtained a MPH in International Health from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Before joining WHO she was a fellow of the Association for Schools of Public Health (ASPH), at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, a part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She also worked as a Research Director of a Firearm Injury Surveillance Project at Emory's Center for Injury Control for four years.

She joined WHO in March 2000 as a CDC Foundation Surveillance Fellow and was responsible for injury surveillance and training activities in the WHO African Region. From 2003 until 2006 she was assigned to the WHO office in Maputo, Mozambique where she coordinated WHO's injury and violence prevention activities for the country. Back in the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) since June 2006, she is working on global injury surveillance. Ms Bartolomeos continues to give support to the WHO Regional Office for Africa and Member States for injury prevention related activities.