Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Abigail Mulugeta

MPH Student in Global Health
Research Assistant

Abigail Mulugeta is an MPH student in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health- Global Health and a minor in Informatics in 2021. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a Student Data Extractions Analyst at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, where she extracted and organized data from global health research on various topics for contribution to the annual Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD). Most recently, Abigail worked as a Research Fellow at St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, where she researched methods of improving family planning counseling and follow-up in Ethiopia and Kenya. She currently volunteers with Path From Poverty as a Research Assistant, working to perform quantitative analyses of the efficacy of interventions implemented in rural Kenya to improve water quality and access. Her interests in global health are health program design, monitoring and evaluation; rural health; and sexual/ reproductive health. She is eager to work with the START Center and use her research experience to further her passion for evidence- based global health interventions, and continue to work to design and strengthen the delivery of community- centered health interventions around the world.