About us

Who we are

An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health. 

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Our organization

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About our organization

Our work at IHME is guided by our values and scientific principles, in service of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to upholding anti-discriminatory practices in all areas of our work.

We were founded in 2007 with the goal of providing an impartial, evidence-based picture of global health trends to inform the work of policymakers, researchers, and funders.

Our Senior Management Team

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is made up of over 500 team members who are experts in various fields. Meet the Institute’s leaders.

Brian Dart

Assistant Director of Visualizations and Web Development

Emmanuela Gakidou

Professor; Associate Chair for Academic Programs; Sr. Director, Org. Development & Training

Awarding innovative research

We are proud to celebrate and honor the achievements of experts in public health around the world. With the support of our partners, we offer multiple awards to promote this work.


The Roux Prize

The $100,000 prize recognizes a person who has used health evidence in bold ways to make people healthier.


GBD Emerging Researcher Award

Created in 2020, the $5,000 award supports emerging global health researchers to carry out innovative research to improve the measurement and knowledge about burden of disease in populations.




As University of Washington (UW) employees, we receive generous benefits to help you live your best life while furthering one of the world’s greatest missions.


How we hire

Our guide to hiring outlines each step of the process, including some tips and tricks from our hiring teams.

Hear from our staff

Employee blog

IHMErs (pronounced I-H-M-E-ers) share a passion for mission-driven work. Learn what it's like to be part of our community.

Partners and governance

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IHME is proud to partner with individuals and institutions around the world, to further the use of health data in decision-making.

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Learn about IHME's board and independent advisory committee.