What attracted you to the health metrics field?
Working within international and domestic health systems showed me the value of health data in tracking the delivery of services as well as in designing incentive-based health programs. Developing such data protocols and analytic methods is thus key to contributing to improving health and is why I am interested in studying health metrics.
What work are you doing at IHME?
I work on the Global Burden of Disease Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) team. We collate and analyze the variety of data tracking the endemicity, case reports, and elimination of these diseases throughout countries, particularly those located in sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia.
How do you think your experience at IHME will contribute to your future work?
As an aspiring physician, I believe that working at IHME will teach me to better analyze scientific literature and conduct scientific research but, more notably, to contribute to larger-scale health initiatives aimed at improving access and quality of health care for people in both developing and developed countries.