Nicholas Kassebaum

Adjunct Professor

Nicholas J Kassebaum, MD, is an Adjunct Professor in Health Metric Sciences and Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington. He is also the Director of Resident and Fellow Research and Scholarship in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. As GBD research team lead for neonatal and child health (NCH), he works with a dedicated group of professionals to quantify levels, trends, and drivers of disease burden. His research focuses on multiple child health issues including congenital birth defects, hemoglobinopathies, child growth failure, anemia, oral and dental health, and neonatal complications arising from prematurity and low birth weight, infections, jaundice, and asphyxia as well as women’s health and equity, maternal health care, and pregnancy health.

Dr. Kassebaum earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, completed anesthesiology residency at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. He practices clinically at Harborview Medical Center.

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.


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