Chris Odell, MPP, is a Program Manager on the Organizational Development and Training team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). In this role, he focuses on staff training and development, working to train new employees during onboarding and maintain ongoing training and staff development for all IHME teams. Chris also supports the development and implementation of external trainings, and broader organizational development projects at IHME. Chris joined IHME in 2012 as a Project Officer on the Strategy Team and worked on the Gavi Full Country Evaluations before moving to his role as a Program Manager.
Chris spent much of his life in California, working first in social services for highly at-risk youth in Los Angeles, and then with governments in Latin America to develop social protection programs for homeless youth. He also lived in Kenya while working on a children’s health program with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. After leaving a career in music, Chris earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Azusa Pacific University and his Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Policy from UCLA.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
Md Jasim Uddin, Gourab Adhikary, Md Wazed Ali, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Md Shamsuzzaman, Chris Odell, Lauren Hashiguchi, Stephen S. Lim, Nurul Alam. Evaluation of impact of measles rubella campaign on vaccination coverage and routine immunization services in Bangladesh. BMC Infectious Diseases. 21 Aug 2016; 16:411. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1758-x