Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is also jointly appointed within the Department of Global Health and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington.
Dr. Gupta’s research interests at IHME focus on the global burden of non-communicable diseases, where he helps lead a research portfolio funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies focused on attributable disease from tobacco use globally. Countries of particular focus include Mexico, Brazil, China, and Indonesia. Examining the impact of environmental health considerations (e.g., air pollution) on chronic respiratory disease is a secondary area of focus.
He concurrently holds an active commissioning as Major in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Corps, where he serves a deployable critical care aerospace physician. In this capacity, Dr. Gupta helps lead the training of partner military nations in Africa in building up critical care platforms to enable enhanced health-crisis response, a key component of the US State Department’s African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership ("A-Prep").
Before joining IHME, Dr. Gupta directed the Strategic Health Diplomacy Initiative at Harvard University, where he trained in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He received his BA from Princeton, MD from Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Master's in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and Master's in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the boards of several health-focused nonprofit organizations nationwide.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.