The two lead researchers behind the original Global Burden of Disease study – now IHME faculty members – will discuss some of the preliminary findings from the much anticipated Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study (GBD 2010 Study) at the University of Queensland's Global Leadership Series in Washington, DC.

The UQ series is a worldwide program of lectures on a wide range of issues that have global impact.


IHME Director Christopher Murray and Affiliate Professor of Global Health Alan Lopez will speak to a crowd of UQ invitees about the GBD 2010 Study. 


IHME is the lead institution in a group of research centers around the world participating in the study. The core team includes UQ, Harvard University, the World Health Organization, and Johns Hopkins University. More than 800 researchers are working to generate new estimates for mortality and burden for the years 1990, 2005, and 2010. The results will provide new estimates for more than 200 diseases, injuries, and risk factors across 190 countries. The study will be submitted for peer review in the coming weeks and is expected to be published later this year.


Dr. Lopez and Dr. Murray first developed the concept of the burden of disease in the early 1990s, and the work has led to health policy reforms, health system overhauls, and hundreds of similar studies at the global, national, and local levels.