Dawit Woldu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Dawit O. Woldu is an assistant professor of anthropology and cross-cultural studies at the University of Houston Clear Lake. He teaches courses on social medicine and topics on African studies. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida in medical anthropology in 2012. His research interest is on the cultural, biological, and ecological dimension of malaria and HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Dr. Woldu's research also involves the role of substance abuse and other culturally mediated risk behaviors on the epidemics of HIV/AIDS in urban communities in eastern Africa.
He has also done extensive research on Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees and immigrants in the United States. Before moving to the University of Houston - Clear Lake, Dr. Woldu did his postdoctoral work at Ohio University, African Studies Program, working on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse project and teaching a course on Health Research in Africa. He also worked as teaching coordinator for a global health course with the Global Health Institute at Ohio University. Dr. Woldu is fluent in Tigrinya and Amharic, intermediate in Tigre and very basic Arabic.