Friday, March 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fred Hutch, Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
IHME's Director of Geospatial Science, Professor Simon Hay, will provide a deep dive into the methods underlying model-based geostatistics (MBG), particularly in relation to how MBG is being used to estimate (and map) under-5 mortality at a resolution of 5x5 km. He will focus on the types of data and methodological advancements and challenges faced by IHME's Geospatial Analysis team as they seek to produce accurate, spatially granular estimates of under-5 mortality in 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and eventually in Asia and the Americas. The methods described are also being applied more broadly to undernutrition and priority diseases for childhood survival (diarrhea, lower respiratory infection, and malaria). Additionally, Professor Hay will illustrate the applications of geospatial analysis in assessing progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Streaming video: The seminar will be broadcast live once the event has started. The video recording may also be viewed at a later date.