Jeff StanawayAssociate Professor
Jeff Stanaway, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is part of the research team for the landmark Global Burden of Disease and Geospatial Analysis. In this role, he models morbidity and mortality from enteric diseases, rabies, dengue, trachoma, and the hepatitides. His research focuses on macro-epidemiology with a special interest in understanding connections between the physical environment (e.g., climate and land cover) and the spatiotemporal distribution of disease and how these connections may inform surveillance and research.
Dr. Stanaway received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and his MPH from the University of Arizona. During his graduate work, Dr. Stanaway served as an Epi Scholars Intern with Public Health – Seattle & King County, where he conducted research on using viral load to predict the timing of antiretroviral therapy. In his doctoral research, he explored the landscape ecology of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in China and the potential role of climate change as a driver in the emergence of HFMD in Asia. He also began developing and validating a novel method to detect unknown animal reservoirs based on a disease’s associations with land cover pattern.
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.