Kirsten Wiens, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at IHME. She is a member of the Geospatial Analysis research team, focusing on geospatial mapping of tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Wiens completed her doctoral work at New York University School of Medicine, where she studied how different strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis interact with the host immune response. She is interested in understanding how these strain differences impact the global distribution and epidemiology of TB.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.