A key mission of IHME is to expand uptake of gold-standard methodologies in global health research and promote the usage of sound health evidence to drive effective health policy. To achieve these objectives, IHME offers a variety of education and training opportunities for policymakers and scholars engaged in population health/health metrics research, advocacy, and policy.
IHME offers virtual workshops for learners and organizations interested in learning more about our research methods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering any in-person workshops. For more information and pricing, please contact [email protected].
Global Burden of Disease (GBD) trainings prepare learners to use and apply GBD data, results, and tools in academic, research, and professional settings. These includes online training and workshops intended to build competency to assess and analyze trends and patterns in health outcomes and build proficiency in evidence-based decision-making. Learn about available GBD training opportunities below.
IHME offers workshops on the GBD intended to enhance mastery of data visualization tools, analytical methods used in the estimation process of the GBD, and the ability to communicate results to a variety of stakeholders. GBD workshops provide hands-on learning of analytical methods, data sources, visualization tools, and policy implications, and cultivate connections and knowledge sharing between audiences of engaged practitioners. Training sessions promote debate, discussion, and an open exchange of ideas.
The focus of the methods workshops is to train academics and researchers involved in health metrics/population-based research in IHME measurement techniques, analytical models, and statistical methods. IHME seeks to propagate the usage of proper methodologies by the health research community for measuring specific health challenges and producing better estimates of important global health issues.
Policy workshops concentrate on implications of analyses undertaken by IHME and the translation of these analyses into relevant policies to be pursued by national and international agencies. Policy workshops are intended to provide decision-makers with strategies for effective resource allocation for health programs and initiatives, as well as to develop their skills in analyzing and understanding data.
IHME seeks to present evidence for health policy recommendations in an objective way that can be utilized by a diverse group of organizations to help improve the infrastructure of health systems worldwide and the effectiveness of health expenditures.