Daniel Enquobahrie

Interview With Dr Daniel Enquobahrie

Daniel Enquobahrie is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health who is fascinated by how risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases emerge during fetal development. His research uses genomics transcriptomics and proteomics approaches with population clinical and laboratory based studies as its focus areas. Daniel also holds affiliations with Cardiovascular Health Research Unit UW and Center for Perinatal Studies Swedish Medical Center Seattle WA.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Enquobahrie is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems & Population Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health. His research interests lie in pre-pregnancy and early/mid pregnancy risk factors and mechanisms associated with complications and outcomes of pregnancy; and on metabolic and cardiovascular disease development and origin. He employs an integrative approach combining population clinical, laboratory-based studies, genomics transcriptomics and proteomics methods; to increase screening rates for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer among diverse populations such as African American Latino immigrants or Afghan immigrants where screening rates tend to be lower.

Professional Career

Enquobahrie first developed his interest for epidemiology after briefly serving as a general practitioner in Northwestern Ethiopian towns. Subsequently, he graduated with his medical degree from Addis Ababa University before earning both masters and PhD degrees from UW in Epidemiology. He currently works for Swedish Medical Center’s Center for Perinatal Studies and as an adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at the UW, conducting research focused on cardiovascular risk development during gestation and the perinatal period. He possesses an innate capacity for mentoring others and his daughters Adrael, Lael and Ruel are immensely proud of the work their father does in maternal and child health. Additionally, his family enjoys exploring Seattle and the Pacific Northwest during their leisure time; running, swimming and reading fiction books are his hobbies as well.

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