An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Guided by our values and principles, we strive to achieve our vision through numerous research projects.
We steward one of the world’s largest scientific collaborations, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD), which involves thousands of researchers around the world. Through this project, we quantify health loss worldwide to help leaders improve health systems and address disparities. We continue to publish new GBD results regularly, adding new causes and risk factors and working to improve our methods. Additional IHME research includes forecasting Future Health Scenarios, Health Financing, and US Health Disparities, among other endeavors.