Kirsten Wiens, PhD is a Research Scientist at IHME. She is a member of the Local Burden of Disease research team, where she is currently focused on geospatial mapping of diarrheal diseases and their treatment. Dr. Wiens completed her doctoral work at New York University School of Medicine, where she studied host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis (TB) disease. She has worked on a wide variety of projects since joining IHME, from incorporating genetic data into epidemiological models of TB burden to mapping the geographic variation in use of oral rehydration salts for treating diarrhea. Dr. Wiens is interested in understanding how we can use these diverse data sets and maps to help develop strategies in preventing child mortality and the spread of diseases in vulnerable populations.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
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