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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released groundbreaking research on educational attainment worldwide on Friday, May 1, at the Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting, which draws demographers, sociologists, economists, and public health professionals from all over the world.
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IHME will offer two workshops at the Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting, which draws demographers, sociologists, economists, and public health professionals from all over the world. The first workshop “Using the Global Burden of Disease study and the Global Health Data Exchange for health research and evidence-based policy,” led by IHME Director Christopher Murray, provides an overview of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) enterprise, highlights GBD 2013 results, and shows how GBD data can drive policymaking. Dr. Murray will also introduce the recently launched Center for Health Trends and Forecasts, funded by the National Institute on Aging and housed at IHME. The center aims to foster innovative social science research by using data from a variety of disciplines alongside Global Burden of Disease findings. To this end, Data Development Manager Matt Israelson will display IHME’s Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), the world’s most comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data. Already a valuable resource for social science research, the GHDx will be updated in the future with improved taxonomies for social, economic, and policy determinants. In the second workshop, Assistant Professor Marie Ng will speak on “Educational achievement in 188 countries from 1970 to 2015: Levels and impact on population health” and introduce the Center for Health Trends and Forecasts’ (CHTF) inaugural policy report, A Hand Up: Global Progress Toward Universal Education. This report examines unprecedented gains in expanding education for all people over the past 50 years, presenting data on educational attainment over time and across countries in a comparable, comprehensive way. Dr. Ng will also unveil IHME’s new Social Determinants of Health data visualization. Haidong Wang, Deputy Director of the CHTF, and Meghan Mooney, CHTF administrator, will be available to answer questions, and the center will have a staffed exhibit throughout the conference.
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