Stein Emil Vollset


Stein Emil Vollset, MD, MPH, DrPH, is Professor of Health Metrics at the Department of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is leading the Future Health Scenarios forecasting team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

Prior to IHME, Dr. Vollset was a professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, and he held leadership positions at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, first as director of the Medical Birth Registry and later as director of the Centre for Disease Burden. He research work has focused on Norwegian and European cohort and health registries data, and more recently burden of disease studies.

Dr. Vollset holds a medical degree from the University of Bergen, Norway, and master and doctoral degrees with specialization in biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.

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.