The Center for Health Trends and Forecasts, based at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, conducts research related to aging, longevity, and health. One of 11 National Institute on Aging Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging, the Center’s main goal is to expand the evidence base for a better understanding of health and aging.
The Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF) encourages the use of data from a variety of disciplines, alongside Global Burden of Disease (GBD) findings, to foster innovative social science research. CHTF provides exchange opportunities for visiting scholars and access to new databases and data visualization tools to analyze GBD data. Learn more here.
CHTF funds one- to two-year pilot projects to conduct novel social science research. The research will use Global Burden of Disease (GBD) results to examine the social, economic, and health impact disparities of health and population aging. Applications that leverage GBD data, bring an international focus to understanding health outcomes and health disparities, or examine trends at the subnational country level are particularly welcome. Funded projects are expected to generate presentations and publications that will form the basis of further applications to the National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, or other funding bodies. Pilot projects are designed to support a new generation of lead academic investigators situated at the intersection of health metrics, economics, and social sciences.