What attracted you to the health metrics field?
I was initially attracted to the health metrics field because it combined my gifts and talents in math and quantitative analyses with an interest and passion for global health. As the former director-general of WHO Dr. Lee Jong-wook stated, “To make people count, we first need to be able to count people.”
What work are you doing at IHME?
Currently I am working on the Occupational and Environmental Risk Factors team, modeling air pollution – ambient, household, and ozone – and environmental radon as risk factors.
How do you think your experience at IHME will contribute to your future work?
I know that my experience at IHME will help me to build confidence, connections, and tools to bolster my future career in global health.
Ghosh R, Causey K, Burkart K, Wozniak S, Cohen A, Brauer M. Ambient and household PM2.5 pollution and adverse perinatal outcomes: A meta- regression and analysis of attributable global burden for 204 countries and territories. PLoS Medicine. 28 September 2021. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1003718.
Causey K, Fullman N, Sorensen RJD, Galles NC, Zheng P, Aravkin A, Danovaro-Holliday MC, Martinez-Piedra R, Sodha SV, Velandia-Gonzalez MP, Gacic-Dobo M, Castro E, He J, Schipp M, Deen A, Hay SI, Lim SS, Mosser JF. Estimating global and regional disruptions to routine childhood vaccine coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: a modelling study. The Lancet. 15 July 2021. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01337-4.
India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Air Pollution Collaborators. The health and economic impact of air pollution in the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Planetary Health. 21 December 2020. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30298-9.
Cieza A, Causey K, Kamenov K, Hanson SW, Chatterji S, Vos T. Global estimates of the need for rehabilitation based on the Global Burden of Disease study 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 1 December 2020. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32340-0.
IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Team. Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States. Nature Medicine. 23 October 2020. doi:10.1038/s41591-020-1132-9.
GBD 2017 Lower Respiratory Infections Collaborators. Quantifying risks and interventions that have affected the burden of lower respiratory infections among children younger than 5 years: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 30 October 2019. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30410-4.
India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Air Pollution Collaborators. The impact of air pollution on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Planetary Health. 5 Dec 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30261-4
GBD 2017 Risk Factor Collaborators. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet. 8 Nov 2018;392:1923-94. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6.
GBD 2017 SDG Collaborators. Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet. 8 Nov 2018; 392:2091–138. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32281-5.