Dr. Mehret is a well-known practicing psychiatrist and an author of two books titled Yetekolefebt Kulef (The locked key) and Lela Sew (the other person). He received Medical Degree in Addis Ababa University, Tikur Anbesa Medical School. He then travelled to United States to specialize in psychiatry. Currently he practices psychiatry in both nations.
Dr. Mehret is also recognized for his engagement in several initiatives on mind/society/cultural transformation. He regular appears in different media outlet and is one of the few motivational speakers in the country.