Fogarty International Center
Dr. Murray will present the latest findings from theGlobal Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study (GBD), the largestand most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels andtrends and worldwide. He will discuss the conclusions of four capstone papersrecently published in The Lancet. Key points are related to: child and adultmortality; causes of death; communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritionaldisorders; non-communicable diseases; injuries and risk factors.
A physician and economist, Murray is a professor ofglobal health and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation(IHME) at the University of Washington. He is a founder of the Global Burden ofDisease, which he describes as a systematic, scientific effort to quantify thecomparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries and risk factorsby age, sex, geography and over time. GDB is a collaboration that involves morethan 1,000 researchers in over 100 countries assembling the world’s data. TheIHME aims to provide the most accurate and comprehensive population healthinformation to create a strong foundation for strategic decision making. Inaddition to collecting data, IHME develops methods to understand it, and trainsthe next generation of data scientists.
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