Lisa ForceAssistant Professor
Lisa Force, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine. At IHME, she leads cancer modeling for the institute’s Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study and her research interests include global pediatric oncology, global cancer epidemiology, and cancer disparities. She believes in health equity and cultural humility.
Dr. Force earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon, her medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine, and her MPH degree with a focus in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed a clinical residency in Pediatrics at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital (UW/SCH) and fellowships in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Global Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She has previously worked clinically caring for children with cancer, blood disorders, and HIV in Botswana and is currently an attending physician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Seattle Children's Hospital.
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.