Matthew SchneiderAffiliate Assistant Professor
Matthew T. Schneider, PhD, MPH, is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr. Schneider 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.