We developed a new method for assessing health risks that our research suggests should make it a lot easier for people to determine which health advice to follow – and which to ignore.
October 21, 2022
October 12, 2022
Dr. Chris Murray shares new research on how much certain foods increased the risk of developing a particular disease – or if they could even protect you.
October 10, 2022
The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) began 30 years ago with the goal of providing timely, valid, and relevant assessments of critical health outcomes. IHME director Dr. Chris Murray reflects on progress made since then, and limitations yet to overcome.
September 21, 2022
The Census Bureau must improve its data anonymization methods to protect vulnerable groups. IHME professor Abraham Flaxman explains why.
September 14, 2022
IHME professor Emmanuela Gakidou discusses the results of a study published in The Lancet on safe levels of alcohol consumption.
August 27, 2022
Although democracy alone might not be a panacea for every pandemic of an emerging infection, evidence suggests it has helped against COVID-19, especially when there is public trust.
August 10, 2022
Dr. Chris Murray talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the IHME study of superbugs published in The Lancet and the future of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
August 9, 2022
On this 146th episode, Dr. Chris Murray, IHME, delivers several sharp messages.
July 19, 2022
Marcia Weaver from the University of Washington joins A Health Podyssey to discuss whether we receive value for our high levels of health spending.
June 3, 2022
How to solve the predicament of Shanghai and beyond? China has now three options to deal with the pandemic, each with some pros and cons.
May 7, 2022
Aggravated by COVID-19 and a devastating port explosion, Lebanon, once one of the prominent health-care hubs in the Middle East and north African region, can hardly remain afloat.
March 31, 2022
Over the past three decades, the world has witnessed perhaps the most dramatic demographic and epidemiological transitions in China.
March 15, 2022
In a study that I published in February in the medical journal The Lancet, with colleagues from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Council on Foreign Relations, we fou
February 11, 2022
La revista The Lancet publicó un artículo elaborado por investigadores del Instituto de la Métrica y Evaluación para la Salud (IHME por sus siglas en inglés) titulado “La preparación para una pandemia y COVID-19: un análisis exploratorio de las tasas de infección y mortalidad, y los factores contextuales asociados con la preparación en 177 países, del 1 de enero de 2020 al 30 de septiembre de 2021.”
February 2, 2022
Why hasn’t the pandemic hit all nations equally hard? The answer may lie in the confidence people place in their governments and each other.
January 19, 2022
IHME Director Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray explains why extraordinary social and economic disruptions from COVID-19 will end soon.
September 18, 2021
De acuerdo con las estimaciones de IHME, se registran al 31 de diciembre de 2020 1.9 millones de muertes por Covid-19 y se estima que durante 2021 se registrarán 3.6 millones de muertes más, lo que arroja un total de 5.5 millones de muertes por la pandemia en 2 años. Queda claro que los daños letales de la pandemia en el mundo fueron casi el doble en 2021 en comparación con 2020.
August 19, 2021
In the U.S., over 17,000 children have been hospitalized, over 4,000 have suffered from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome and more than 400 have died due to COVID-19. Vaccines — our most effective tool — aim to protect vaccinated individuals but also those who cannot be vaccinated, including children under the age of 12. This works by building a “wall” of immunized individuals around these groups — what we call herd immunity.
So far, we have failed.
August 5, 2021
IHME Director Christopher JL Murray remembers Tachi Yamada as a champion for global health.
July 7, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis is far from over; in many countries, it is getting worse. By investing in digital technologies now and publishing anonymized data online, policymakers can strengthen their response to the ongoing pandemic, and act quickly when another public-health threat appears.
June 8, 2021
With an excess of COVID-19 vaccines in high-income settings, leaders of those countries should act on their promises to send surplus doses to countries where vaccines remain scarce.
March 3, 2021
Will SARS-CoV-2 become a recurrent seasonal infection?
January 28, 2021
Although the attention of the world and the global health community specifically is deservedly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other determinants of health continue to have large impacts and may also interact with COVID-19. Air pollution is one crucial example.
December 10, 2020
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Life is like a parachute jump; you’ve got to get it right the first time.” With a spate of Covid-19 vaccines on the horizon, we must prepare to jump.
October 23, 2020
Since March, federal agencies have been collecting a trove of information. But they refuse to release most of it.