Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray discusses key assumptions behind our COVID-19 model's forecast of a winter surge in COVID-19 deaths: seasonality and declining vigilance with mask-wearing and social distancing.
IHME Director Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray discusses a key assumption in IHME's COVID-19 model as of September 3, 2020 — seasonality.
Universal health coverage is defined as all people receiving quality health services without incurring financial hardship. The paper, part of the Global Burden of Disease study, was published today in the international medical journal The Lancet. Researchers focused only on measuring service coverage, developing a new framework to capture how well countries align health services with the needs of the population and how well or poorly those services contribute to people’s health.
Dr. Angela Michah introduces the 2019 Financing Global Health report and explains key topics.
Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, describes the trajectory of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic based on new data analyses and forecasting.
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 2020.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A Filipino epidemiologist and professor, Dr. John Q. Wong, has been awarded $100,000 for using health data to identify the most taxing health problems in the Philippines, helping his country expand health coverage and reduce the costs involved.
GBD 2015, the next update of GBD, will be fully aligned with the suggestions outlined in the Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) Statement
IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray presents the latest findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD), the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends and worldwide. He discusses the conclusions of four capstone papers recently published in The Lancet. Key points relate to child and adult mortality; causes of death; communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional disorders; non-communicable diseases; injuries and risk factors.
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, a trained pediatrician and Fomer Minister of Health of Rwanda, is the second winner of the Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award for turning evidence into health impact and the largest prize of its kind. Dr. Binagwaho has used Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data and evidence from the Ministry’s own data-gathering efforts to ensure the country’s limited resources are saving the most lives and reducing suffering.
"Dr. Chris Murray and his team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation launched the Global Burden of Disease, using data from researchers around the world. The idea behind Chris's work is simple: We can't cure what we don't understand. If we know what the biggest killers are, we can make sure our efforts to save lives are aimed at the right things." - Bill Gates