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Betelihem Tobo

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Betelihem Tobo is an Assistant Professor for Temple University’s College of Public Health. She completed her PhD in Public Health Studies, with a concentration in Epidemiology, at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. She wrote her dissertation on the effect of risk of unplanned pregnancy on dental and mental health, and why this association might be important in subsequent pregnancies. 

Previously, she was appointed with the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) where she served most recently as a member of the DC COVID-19 Task Force. For the Task Force, she supported activities on the health-care facilities investigation team as well as the data and system management team. Prior to being on the Task Force, she served as an Analyst in the District of Columbia Cancer Registry where she supported cancer surveillance activities, such as tracking cancer morbidity and mortality.

She has been part-time instructor or adjunct faculty in a few undergraduate and graduate-level courses at Lindenwood University, Saint Louis University, and Marymount University. She has also contributed to several epidemiological studies in topics ranging from health information seeking behavior to HPV vaccine uptake.


  • PhD, Public Health Studies (Epidemiology concentration), Saint Louis University
  • MPH, Epidemiology, Saint Louis University