Shelley Wilson is a Research Manager for Evaluations and Primary Data Collection at IHME, focusing on non-communicable diseases and risk factors. She oversees the HealthRise and HeartRescue projects funded by the Medtronic Foundation as well as the Tobacco Surveillance project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The HealthRise project evaluates novel community-based demonstration projects aimed at expanding access to care for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in underserved populations in Brazil, South Africa, India, and the United States.
The HeartRescue project evaluates collaborative community-based, emergency medical service (EMS), and hospital-based efforts to increase survival rates for acute cardiac events in underserved communities in China and India.
The Tobacco Surveillance project pilots novel methods of measuring tobacco use and trends in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of developing a comprehensive tobacco surveillance framework.
Shelley previously managed the antiretroviral (ART) effectiveness project, which sought to evaluate the determinants of variations in patient viral load as well as health facility effectiveness, efficiency, and cost of treatment in order to identify the highest-performing treatment models for people living with HIV in Uganda and Zambia. She also contributed to survey implementation and data analysis on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) integrated surveillance and Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) results-based financing projects.
Shelley’s professional interests stem from her passions for social justice and health equity, interdisciplinary research and collaboration, data-driven decision-making, and spatial analysis and visualization.
Shelley was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, Geospatial Technology, and Ethnic Studies from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining IHME, Shelley oversaw data collection and quality control efforts at Google Maps and served as a GIS Specialist for a number of different government agencies, including King County, Puget Sound Partnership, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
GBD 2015 Tobacco Collaborators. Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2017 April 7;14:48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30819-X
Moradi-Lakeh M, El Bcheraoui C, Daoud F, Tuffaha M, Wilson S, Al Saeedi M, Basulaiman M, Memish ZA, AlMazroa MA, AlRabeeah AA, Stergachis A, Mokdad AH. Medication use for chronic health conditions among adults in Saudi Arabia: findings from a national household survey. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2015 Oct 22. doi: 10.1002/pds.3904.
Mokdad AH, Gagnier MC, Colson KE, Zúñiga-Brenes P, Ríos-Zertuche D, Haakenstad A, Palmisano EB, Anderson BW, Desai SS, Gillespie CW, Murphy T, Naghavi P, Nelson J, Ranganathan D, Schaefer A, Usmanova G, Wilson S, Hernandez B, Lozano R, Iriarte E. Health and wealth in Mesoamerica: findings from Salud Mesoamérica 2015. BMC Medicine. 2015 Jul 14; 13:164. doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0393-5.
El Bcheraoui C, Basulaiman M, Wilson S, Daoud F, Tuffaha M, AlMazroa MA, Memish ZA, Al Saeedi M, Mokdad AH. Breast cancer screening in Saudi Arabia: Free but almost no takers. PLOS ONE. 2015 Mar 16. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119051.
Mokdad AH, Colson KE, Zúñiga-Brenes P, Ríos-Zertuche D, Palmisano EB, Alfaro-Porras E, Anderson BW, Borgo M, Desai S, Gagnier MC, Gillespie CW, Giron SL, Haakenstad A, López Romero S, Mateus J, McKay A, Mokdad AA, Murphy T, Naghavi P, Nelson J, Orozco M, Ranganathan D, Salvatierra B, Schaefer A, Usmanova G, Varela A, Wilson S, Wulf S, Hernandez B, Lozano R, Iriarte E, Regalia F. Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative: design, implementation, and baseline findings. Population Health Metrics. 2015 Feb 7; 13:3. doi:10.1186/s12963-015-0034-4.
El Bcheraoui C, Basulaiman M, AlMazroa MA, Tuffaha M, Daoud F, Wilson S, Al Saeedi MY, Alanzi FM, Ibrahim ME, Ahmed EM, Hussain SA, Salloum RM, Abid O, Al-Dossary MF, Memish ZA, Rabeeah AAA, Mokdad AH. Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in Saudi Arabia, 2013. Journal of Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 2015 Feb; 7:41-49. doi: 10.2147/NDS.S77460.
El Bcheraoui C, Basulaiman M, Tuffaha M, Daoud F, Robinson M, Jaber S, Mikhitarian S, Wilson S, Memish ZA, Al Saeedi M, AlMazroa MA, Mokdad AH. Get a license, buckle up, and slow down: Risky driving patterns among Saudis. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2014 Dec 31; 16(6):587-592.
El Bcheraoui C, Basulaiman M, AlMazroa MA, Daoud F, Tuffaha M, Wilson S, Gonzalez-Medina D, Memish ZA, Al Saeedi M, Mokdad AH. Reported stroke symptoms and their associated risk factors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013. Journal of Hypertension. 2014 Oct 1; 3:177. doi: 10.4172/2167-1095.1000177.
Basulaiman M, El Bcheraoui C, Tuffaha M, Robinson M, Daoud F, Jaber S, Mikhitarian S, Wilson S, Memish ZA, Al Saeedi M, AlMazroa MA, Mokdad AH. Hypercholesterolemia and its associated risk factors — Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013. Annals of Epidemiology. 2014 Aug 20. doi: /10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.08.001.