The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study: Drivers of Premature Mortality in the United States

Presented by Ali H. Mokdad, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. ET

About This Webinar

Dr. Ali H. Mokdad will summarize the history, analytical principles, and methods underlying the GBD Study. He will describe the work and results of a collaboration with the ODP to estimate disease burden for the population under 70 years of age. 

For more information, view the under 70 data visualizations. To see the data, click “use advanced settings” on the left panel in the upper right-hand corner. Under the “age” drop-down menu, select “<70 years.”


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About Dr. Ali H. Mokdad

Dr. Mokdad is a Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington. As a public health researcher, Dr. Mokdad has published groundbreaking work on local-level disease trends and some of the leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field. As Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives for the IHME, Dr. Mokdad builds the IHME’s presence in the Middle East through new research projects, dissemination and uptake of the IHME’s methods and results, and consultations with regional leaders in population health.

Prior to joining the IHME, Dr. Mokdad worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), starting his career there in 1990. He served in numerous positions with the International Health Program; the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; the National Immunization Program; and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, where he was Chief of the Behavioral Surveillance Branch