Offered summer quarter, the Global Burden of Disease course (GH590G) is designed to introduce students to the concepts, technical components, and quantitative methods for burden of disease measurement. It focuses predominately on constructing aggregate measures such as years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Furthermore, the course will cover a range of measurement techniques that combine information on mortality and nonfatal health outcomes for a host of different diseases. This course will provide students with an understanding of the methodological and empirical basis for quantifying burden of disease estimates for national and global health priorities. Students will learn how to use sparse data covering mortality, morbidity, causes of death, individual health status, and condition-specific epidemiology to determine levels of health within different populations, particularly in developing countries.