Dr. Benn Sartorius, PhD, is a Senior Geospatial Infectious Disease Modeller and Global Health Epidemiologist based in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington. His main research focus is in the spatial epidemiology domain with particular focus on burden of disease estimation and attributable determinants both at small-area resolution as well as at country and global scales. He is particularly interested in child health/mortality and infectious disease burden (HIV) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa. He joined the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) as a collaborator in 2014 and the Scientific Council for the GBD Project in 2015. He is a member of the WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW 13) Metrics Taskforce under the auspices of the WHO Expert Reference Group to accelerate the development of the triple billion methodology focusing on three strategic priority areas: universal health coverage, health emergencies and healthier population targets. He is also a member of the WHO Reference Group on Health Statistics (RGHS) and co-chairs the Age-Specific Mortality Estimation and Life Table Computation task force.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice.
Chipeta MG, Kumaran EPA, Browne AJ, et al. Mapping local variation in household overcrowding across Africa from 2000 to 2018: a modelling study. The Lancet Planetary Health. 01 August 2022. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(22)00149-8.
Achoki T, Sartorius B, Watkins D, et al. Health trends, inequalities and opportunities in South Africa’s provinces, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 Study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 19 January 2022. doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-217480.
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.
Cork MA, Wilson KF, Perkins S, et al. Mapping male circumcision for HIV prevention efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Medicine. 7 July 2020. doi:10.1186/s12916-020-01635-5.
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.
GBD 2017 Oesophageal Cancer Collaborators. The global, regional, and national burden of oesophageal cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 1 April 2020. doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30007-8.
GBD 2017 Cirrhosis Collaborators. The global, regional, and national burden of cirrhosis by cause in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 22 January 2020. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30349-8.
Bhattacharjee NV, Schaeffer LE, Marczak LB, et al. Mapping exclusive breastfeeding in Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine. 22 July 2019. doi:10.1038/s41591-019-0525-0.
GBD 2016 Lifetime Risk of Stroke Collaborators. Global, Regional, and Country-Specific Lifetime Risks of Stroke, 1990 and 2016. The New England Journal of Medicine. 19 Dec 2018. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1804492.