Assistant Professor WOT, Forecasting


Established on July 1, 2018, the Department of Health Metrics Sciences is the world’s first academic department devoted to the science of health metrics. The Department of Health Metrics Sciences and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation within the School of Medicine at the University of Washington are recruiting to fill one full-time faculty position at the Professor without tenure (WOT) level. Anticipated start is Spring quarter in Academic Year 2023-24.

About IHME

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research organization that produces cutting-edge scientific and policy-relevant quantitative evidence for use by policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders. Based at the University of Washington, IHME’s ongoing work provides high-quality measurement of the world’s major health problems, assesses how these problems are being addressed, and identifies how best to dedicate resources to maximize health improvement.  IHME’s approach maximizes cross-disciplinary, quantitative analytic approaches and methods aimed at incorporating all relevant data in order to produce policy-relevant results using ground-breaking science.

The Future Health Scenarios (FHS) team is an integral component of IHME’s modeling portfolio to estimate the future global burden of disease. Utilizing estimates for the Global Burden of Disease study, the FHS team forecasts trends in health outcomes for 300+ diseases, such as deaths, prevalence and disability adjusted life years (DALYs), as well as more than 70 drivers of health outcomes, including risk exposure, vaccine coverage, and social determinants of heath. The platform is also unique in its ability to produce custom scenarios that quantifiably measure the health gains achieved by reducing exposure to known risk factors or scaling up new interventions. The outputs of the FHS framework are a critical tool to guide future health investments and implementing effective policies.

Application information

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining research interests, a diversity statement, and a minimum of two letters of recommendation through Interfolio:

Note that three letters of recommendation are required at the point at which a candidate advances to the final phase of consideration.

This position is open until filled. 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington (UW). Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.