Dr. Benn Sartorius, PhD, is a Senior Geospatial Infectious Disease Modeller and Global Health Epidemiologist based in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington. His main research focus is in the spatial epidemiology domain with particular focus on burden of disease estimation and attributable determinants both at small-area resolution as well as at country and global scales. He is particularly interested in child health/mortality and infectious disease burden (HIV) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa. He joined the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) as a collaborator in 2014 and the Scientific Council for the GBD Project in 2015. He is a member of the WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW 13) Metrics Taskforce under the auspices of the WHO Expert Reference Group to accelerate the development of the triple billion methodology focusing on three strategic priority areas: universal health coverage, health emergencies and healthier population targets. He is also a member of the WHO Reference Group on Health Statistics (RGHS) and co-chairs the Age-Specific Mortality Estimation and Life Table Computation task force.
Dr. Sartorius studied at University of the Witwatersrand and was a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health at Wits University prior to moving across to Public Health Medicine at University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013 where he is currently employed.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
Wiens KE, Schaeffer LE, Sow SO, Ndoye B, Cain CJ, Baumann MM, Johnson KB, Lindstedt PA, Blacker BF, Bhutta ZA, Cormier NM, Daoud F, Earl L, Farag T, Khalil IA, Kinyoki DK, Larson HJ, LeGrand KE, Cook AJ, Malta DC, Mansson JC, Mayala BK, Mokdad AH, Ogbuanu IU, Sankoh O, Sartorius B, Topor-Madry R, Troeger CE, Welgan CA, Werdecker A, Hay SI, Reiner RC. Oral rehydration therapies in Senegal, Mali, and Sierra Leone: a spatial analysis of changes over time and implications for policy. BMC Medicine. 21 December 2020. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01857-7.
Cork MA, Wilson KF, Perkins S, Collison ML, Deshpande A, Eaton JW, Earl L, Haeuser E, Justman JE, Kinyoki DK, Mayala BK, Mosser JF, Murray CJL, Nkengasong JN, Piot P, Sartorius B, Schaeffer LE, Serfes AL, Sligar A, Steuben KM, Tanser FC, VanderHeide JD, Yang M, Wabiri N, Hay SI, Dwyer-Lindgren L. Mapping male circumcision for HIV prevention efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Medicine. 7 July 2020. doi:10.1186/s12916-020-01635-5.
Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators. Mapping geographical inequalities in childhood diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17: analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet. 6 May 2020. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30114-8.
GBD 2017 Oesophageal Cancer Collaborators. The global, regional, and national burden of oesophageal cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 1 April 2020. doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30007-8.
GBD 2017 Cirrhosis Collaborators. The global, regional, and national burden of cirrhosis by cause in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 22 January 2020. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30349-8.
Bhattacharjee NV, Schaeffer LE, Marczak LB, Ross JM, Swartz SJ, Albright J, Gardner WM, Shields C, Sligar A, Schipp MF, Pickering BV, Henry NJ, Johnson KB, Louie C, Cork MA, Steuben KM, Lazzar-Atwood A, Lu D, Kinyoki DK, Osgood-Zimmerman A, Earl L, Mosser JF, Deshpande A, Burstein R, Woyczynski LP, Wilson KF, VanderHeide JD, Wiens KE, Reiner RC, Piwoz EG, Rawat R, Sartorius B, Weaver ND, Nixon MR, Smith DL, Kassebaum NJ, Gakidou E, Lim SS, Mokdad AH, Murray CJL, Dwyer-Lindgren L, Hay SI. Mapping exclusive breastfeeding in Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine. 22 July 2019. doi:10.1038/s41591-019-0525-0.
GBD 2016 Lifetime Risk of Stroke Collaborators. Global, Regional, and Country-Specific Lifetime Risks of Stroke, 1990 and 2016. The New England Journal of Medicine. 19 Dec 2018. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1804492.