Marcia Weaver, PhD, is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She specializes in cost-effectiveness analysis and has published 70 peer-reviewed articles. At the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, she is leading the research team on cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions to reduce the burden of disease.
Dr. Weaver was Principal Investigator for the Integrated Infectious Disease Capacity Building Evaluation (IDCAP), which was awarded to Accordia Global Health Foundation by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. IDCAP was a cluster randomized trial implemented by the Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda to estimate the cost-effectiveness of two methods for building capacity for the prevention and treatment of HIV, malaria, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. In the United States, she has published on cost-effectiveness of interventions for people with HIV and chronic mental illness and substance abuse as part of the HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes, and Cost Study, and on a joint campaign to promote influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.
Dr. Weaver also has extensive experience with evaluating the effects of clinical training programs in Botswana, Indonesia, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand, and the Caribbean region. She is proficient with a broad range of methods for measuring the quality of health care and outcomes, such as patient exit interviews, patient service utilization interviews, Medical Outcomes Study short form (SF)-36, observation of clinical practice, standardized patients, facility records and health management information system, clinical vignettes (sometimes referred to as case scenarios), and population-based surveys of mortality among children under 5 years.
Dr. Weaver holds a PhD in economics and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the UW faculty, Professor Weaver served as a long-term advisor on health system reform to ministries of health in Niger and Central African Republic.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
Weaver MR, Nandakumar V, Joffe J, Barber RM, Fullman N, Singh A, Sparks GW, Yearwood J, Lozano R, Murray CJL, Ngo D. Variation in Health Care Access and Quality Among US States and High-Income Countries With Universal Health Insurance Coverage. JAMA Network Open. 28 June 202 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.14730.
McDonald CL, Westcott-McCoy S, Weaver MR, Haagsma J, Kartin D. Global prevalence of traumatic non-fatal limb amputation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 4 December 2020. doi: 10.1177/0309364620972258.
Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators. Mapping geographic inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low- and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health. August 2020. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30230-8.
GBD 2017 Diarrhoeal Disease Collaborators. Quantifying risks and interventions that have affected the burden of diarrhoea among children younger than 5 years: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 30 October 2019. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30559-6.
Moses MW, Pedroza P, Baral R, Bloom S, Brown J, Chapin A, Compton K, Eldrenkamp E, Fullman N, Mumford JE, Nandakumar V, Rosettie K, Sadat N, Shonka T, Flaxman A, Vos T, Murray CJL, Weaver MR. Funding and services needed to achieve universal health coverage: applications of global, regional, and national estimates of utilisation of outpatient visits and inpatient admissions from 1990 to 2016, and unit costs from 1995 to 2016. The Lancet Public Health. 11 Dec 2018. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30263-9.
GBD 2016 Diarrhoeal Disease Collaborators. Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrhoea in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 19 September 2018. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30424-9.
GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet. 23 May 2018.
GBD 2016 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet. 14 Sept 2017: 390; 1211–59.