IHME’s Disease Expenditure (DEX) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, adds a financial dimension to IHME’s Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. The GBD study provides estimates of health burden by disease and injury, age, and sex over time for 188 countries. Fitting alongside this framework, the DEX project produces regular health spending estimates for these same categories. This research allows for comparability between health burden and health spending across countries and time.
Assistant Professor Mohammad Forouzanfar will give the talk “Global health burden of particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution, an update from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2013 study” at the 2015 Coordinating Research Council (CRC) Mobile Air Toxics Workshop. CRC is a nonprofit organization that brings together the automotive and energy industries to research fuels, the equipment using them, and emissions produced. Workshop sessions focus on air quality, exposure measurements and modeling, and emissions control regulations.