Aubrey J. Cook, MSPH, is a Director of Strategic Management at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). In this role she provides leadership and management for IHME’s strategic planning and implementation, shepherding goal setting, scoping, tracking, and reporting across the institute. She also provides leadership on the Research Operations team, designing management and communication systems and tools that support teams across IHME in operating in increasingly efficient and scalable ways.
Since joining IHME in 2013, Aubrey has served in many different roles. Starting as a Project Officer on the evaluations team, she managed multiple international projects, turning intellectual agendas set by researchers into actionable work plans. As the Assistant Director for the Local Burden of Disease, she took a formative role in launching IHME’s local and small area estimation work, serving as the primary project manager for the Big 5 grant and setting the structure that blossomed into multiple streams of work extending the GBD to more locally-relevant results. Prior to joining IHME, she managed primary data collection efforts for impact and process evaluations in Ghana.
Originally from Seattle, Aubrey received her Bachelor of Arts from the Evergreen State College and a Master of Science in International Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Kinyoki D, Osgood-Zimmerman AE, Bhattacharjee NV, Local Burden of Disease Anaemia Collaborators, Kassebaum NJ, Hay SI. Anemia prevalence in women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2018. Nature Medicine. 12 October 2021. doi: 10.1038/s41591-021-01498-0.
Bhattacharjee NV, Schaeffer LE, Hay SI, Local Burden of Disease Exclusive Breastfeeding Collaborators. Mapping inequalities in exclusive breastfeeding in low- and middle-income countries, 2000–2018. Nature Human Behaviour. 3 June 2021. doi:.10.1038/s41562-021-01108-6.
Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators. Subnational mapping of HIV incidence and mortality among individuals aged 15–49 years in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000–18: a modelling study. The Lancet HIV. 1 June 2021. doi:10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00051-5.
Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators. Mapping subnational HIV mortality in six Latin American countries with incomplete vital registration systems. BMC Medicine. 8 January 2021. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01876-4.
Wiens KE, Schaeffer LE, Sow SO, et al. Oral rehydration therapies in Senegal, Mali, and Sierra Leone: a spatial analysis of changes over time and implications for policy. BMC Medicine. 21 December 2020. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01857-7.
Local Burden of Disease Vaccine Coverage Collaborators. Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries. Nature. 16 December 2020. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-03043-4.
Local Burden of Disease WaSH Collaborators. Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health. August 2020. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30278-3.
Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators. Mapping geographic inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low- and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health. August 2020. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30230-8.
Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators. Mapping geographical inequalities in childhood diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17: analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet. 6 May 2020. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30114-8.
Local Burden of Disease Child Growth Failure Collaborators. Mapping child growth failure across low- and middle-income countries. Nature. 8 January 2020. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1878-8.
Local Burden of Disease Educational Attainment Collaborators. Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries. Nature. 25 December 2019. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1872-1.
Local Burden of Disease 2017 Child Mortality Collaborators. Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant, and child deaths between 2000 and 2017. Nature. 16 October 2019. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1545-0.
Adhikary G, Shawon MSR, Ali MW, Shamsuzzaman M, Ahmed S, Shackelford KA, Woldeab A, Alam N, Lim SS, Levine A, Gakidou E, Uddin MJ. Factors influencing patients’ satisfaction at different levels of health facilities in Bangladesh: Results from patient exit interviews. PLoS ONE. 16 May 2018; 13(5): e0196643. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196643
Osgood-Zimmerman A, Millear AI, Stubbs RW, et al. Mapping child growth failure in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature. 28 Feb 2018. doi:10.1038/nature25760
Graetz N, Friedman J, Osgood-Zimmerman A, et al. Mapping local variation in educational attainment across Africa. Nature. 28 Feb 2018. doi:10.1038/nature25761
Wollum A, Dansereau E, Fullman N, Achan J, Bannon KA, Burstein R, Conner RO, DeCenso B, Gasasira A, Haakenstad A, Hanlon M, Ikilezi G, Kisia C, Levine AJ, Masters SH, Njuguna P, Okiro EA, Odeny TA, Roberts DA, Gakidou E, Duber HC. The effect of facility-based antiretroviral therapy programs on outpatient services in Kenya and Uganda. BMC Health Services Research. 2017 Aug 16. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2512-9.
Di Giorgio L, Moses MW, Fullman N, et al. The potential to expand antiretroviral therapy by improving health facility efficiency: evidence from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. BMC Medicine. 2016 20 July. doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0653-z.
Duber HC, Roberts DA, Ikilezi G, Fullman N, Gasasira A, Gakidou G, Haakenstad A, Levine AJ, Achan J. Evaluating facility-based antiretroviral therapy program effectiveness: a pilot study comparing viral load suppression and retention rates. Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 2016 March 21. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12694.