Dr. Richard Horton, the “activist editor” of the international medical journal The Lancet, has been honored for his accomplishments as one of the world’s most “committed, articulate, and influential advocates for population health.”
Dr. John Nkengasong and Dr. Laura Dwyer Lindgren discuss a new study on mapping HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Panelists discuss the links between democratic governance and global health.
Verbal autopsy (VA) is a method of determining individuals’ causes of death and cause-specific mortality fractions in populations without a complete vital registration system. Dr. Abraham Flaxman explains the importance of verbal autopsy and how updated software is improving this method.
The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has applied burden of disease research in innovative ways to improve population health. We are now accepting nominations for 2019.
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variet
Dr. Cynthia Maung, a Burmese physician and director of a clinic in Thailand, will be awarded $100,000 for using health data to improve the lives of refugees, migrant workers, and internally displaced people along the Burmese-Thai border.
IHME commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu, which reportedly caused one-third of the world to become sick and killed an estimated 100 million people. It was possibly the deadliest epidemic in human history. The resulting public health response set forth new standards and new fields of research in population health to help prevent and prepare for future outbreaks.
This webinar is designed primarily for researchers and others interested in more technical information on the methods used to map child growth failure as part of the Global Burden of Disease study.
IHME Director Christopher Murray discusses a new study, published in JAMA, that covers 1990 to 2016. It is the most comprehensive state-by-state health assessment ever undertaken and includes estimates of prevalence, incidence, death, life expectancy, and several other summary health metrics for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
A compilation of remarks made by Bill Gates during his keynote speech at the Global Burden of Disease 20th Anniversary Symposium.
A compilation of remarks made by Jim Kim during his keynote speech at the Global Burden of Disease 20th Anniversary Symposium.
For all recordings of the GBD 20th Symposium, visit here.
IHME Professor Dr. Joseph Dieleman discusses findings from a new study published in JAMA, "Factors Associated With Increases in US Health Care Spending, 1996-2013."
Dr. Samba Sow, a Malian physician and Professor at the University of Maryland, will receive $100,000 for using health data to save children’s lives through a comprehensive vaccination program.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Global Burden of Disease study, those who have invested and been impacted by this work reflect on the past two decades.
Keynote: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Introduction: Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington
Moderator: Julio Frenk, University of Miami
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announces the foundation’s commitment to invest $279 million in IHME to expand its work over the next decade.
This population epidemiology study estimates county-level patterns in mortality rates for 21 major causes of death in the United States from 1980 through 2014. Read the article at: http://ja.ma/2h7q5Lw.
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.
The University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative has received a transformative gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, advancing our efforts to improve human health and well-being. This $210 million gift will catalyze our work to enhance human health, environmental resiliency, and social & economic equity here in Washington and around the world. Learn more: http://uw.edu/populationhealth
This video produced by The Lancet, illustrates new results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. It examines causes of death and categorizes regions according to the Socio-demographic Index, or ‘SDI’, which is further explained in the video. For more information visit: http://www.thelancet.com/gbd.