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.
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.