Mohsen Naghavi

Professor; Director of Subnational Burden of Disease Estimation

Highly Cited Researcher 2022, ClarivateMohsen Naghavi, MD, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Director of Subnational Burden of Disease Estimation at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In this role, he leads the Institute’s work on subnational analysis of disease burden, working closely with international collaborators and country governments, including projects in Brazil, Russia, Iran, China, and Ethiopia. He is also GBD team leader of the causes of death, intermediate causes and linkage data team, antimicrobial resistance team and skin diseases team. Additionally, Dr. Naghavi is a member of the Global Burden of Disease Scientific Council, which helps guide the research of the GBD collaboration.

Prior to his work at IHME, Dr. Naghavi was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health. Prior to this work, Dr. Naghavi was a senior expert on primary health care, disease, injury, and causes of death in Iran, having spent most of his career at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, running numerous programs and initiatives including causes of death registration in Iran. At the Ministry, Dr. Naghavi headed the Applied Research Center for Health. In 2015 and 2016, he was named one of the world’s “most influential scientific minds” by Thomson Reuters.

Dr. Naghavi studied at Tehran University and received an MPH, a PhD in Epidemiology, and a medical degree.


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