Matthew T. Schneider, PhD, MPH, is a research scientist at the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) within the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an Affiliate Assistant Professor within the Department of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington.
Dr. Schneider's research primarily focuses on quantitative approaches to improve healthcare delivery and health systems and includes collaborations with researchers in Brazil and the US government's Agency for International Development.
Most recently before joining IDM and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he completed his dissertation in Global Health at the University of Washington's while also a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. His PhD work focused on using Bayesian statistics to estimate health financing for primary health care systems in low- and middle-income countries and econometric analyses to measure the relationship between these expenditures and health outcomes. He also contributed to the Prospective Country Evaluation of the Global Fund, a mixed methods evaluation of the Global Fund business model's impact. Prior to returning to Washington for his PhD studies, Matthew was a technical advisor at the United States Agency for International Development within the Office of HIV/AIDS' health system strengthening team, working with US government programs and partners in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.
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.
Schneider MT, Chang AY, Crosby SW, Gloyd S, Harle AC, Lim S, Lozano R, Micah AE, Tsakalos G, Su Y, Murray CJL, Dieleman JL. Trends and outcomes in primary health care expenditures in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–2017. BMJ Global Health. 12 August 2021. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005798.
Schneider MT, Chang AY, Chapin A, Chen CS, Crosby SW, Harle AC, Tsakalos G, Zlavog BS, Dieleman JL. Health expenditures by services and providers for 195 countries, 2000–2017. BMJ Global Health. 30 July 2021. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005799.
Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Health sector spending and spending on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and development assistance for health: progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3. The Lancet. 23 April 2020. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30608-5.
Micah AE, Zlavog B, Friedman S, Reynolds A, Chapin AL, Schneider MT, Dieleman JL. The US provided $13 billion in development assistance for health in 2016, less per person than many peer nations. Health Affairs. 4 Dec 2017; 36:12. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1055.
Dieleman JL, Squires E, Bui AL, Campbell M, Chapin A, Hamavid H, Horst C, Li Z, Matyasz T, Reynolds A, Sadat N, Schneider MT, Murray CJL. Factors associated with increases in US health care spending, 1996–2013. JAMA. 7 Nov 2017; 318(17):1668-1678. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15927.
GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators. Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet. 12 Sept 2017: 390; 1423–59.
Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Future and potential spending on health 2015–2040: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet. 19 April 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30873-5
Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet. 19 April 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30874-7
Dieleman JL, Schneider MT, Haakenstad A, Singh L, Sadat N, Birger M, Reynolds A, Templin T, Hamavid H, Chapin A, Murray CJL. Development assistance for health: past trends, associations, and the future of international financial flows for health. The Lancet. 2016 Apr 13. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30168-4.
Schneider MT, Birger M, Haakenstad A, Singh L, Hamavid H, Chapin A, Murray CJL, Dieleman JL. Tracking development assistance for HIV/AIDS: the international response to a global epidemic. AIDS. 2016 Apr 13. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001081.
Colson KE, Dwyer-Lindgren L, Achoki T, Fullman N, Schneider M, Mulenga P, Hangoma P, Ng M, Masiye F, Gakidou E. Benchmarking health system performance across districts in Zambia: a systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions from 1990 to 2010. BMC Medicine. 2015 April 2. doi: 10.1186/s12916-0150308-5.
Leach-Kemon K, Chou DP, Schneider MT, Tardif A, Dieleman JL, Brooks BPC, Hanlon M, Murray CJL. The global financial crisis has led to a slowdown in growth of funding to improve health in many developing countries. Health Affairs. 2012; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1154.
Murray CJL, Anderson B, Burstein R, Leach-Kemon K, Schneider M, Tardif A, Zhang R. Development assistance for health: trends and prospects. The Lancet. 2011; doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62356-2.
Lu C, Schneider MT, Gubbins P, Leach-Kemon K, Jamison D, Murray CJL. Public financing of health in developing countries: a cross-national systematic analysis. The Lancet. 2010 Apr 17; 375:1375–1387.