George Patton is a Senior Principal Research Fellow with Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council. His group has undertaken epidemiological studies ranging from clinical and community intervention trials to longitudinal studies of the effects of adolescent health and adjustment on subsequent life chances. This more recently includes investigation of adolescent preconception predictors of a healthy start to life for the next generation. He played a leading role around two series on adolescent health for The Lancet that presented some of the first and most comprehensive global overviews of health and development in young people. He has had advisory roles with the UN, World Health Organization, the World Bank, and UNICEF. He is chair of the new Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being.
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.
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators. Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine. 20 April 2020. doi:10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6.
GBD 2015 LRI Collaborators. Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory tract infections in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 23 Aug 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30396-1
Global, regional, and national burden of cardiovascular diseases for 10 causes, 1990 to 2015. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 17 May 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.052.
GBD 2015 Tobacco Collaborators. Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2017 April 7;14:48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30819-X
The Global Burden of Disease Child and Adolescent Health Collaboration. Child and adolescent health from 1990 to 2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA Pediatrics. 2017;171(6):1-21. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0250.