The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study: Quantifying Health Loss to Inform Health Policy

May 7, 2019 - 12:30 p.m  - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Stephen Lim, Ph.D.

Professor; Senior Director, Science and Engineering
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
University of Washington

*A recording of this webinar will be available
approximately one week after the session.

About the Webinar

This presentation will summarize the history, analytical principles, and methods underlying the Global Burden of Disease Study. It will describe the work and results of a collaboration with NIH’s Office of Disease Prevention to estimate disease burden for the population under 70 years of age.

About Stephen Lim

Stephen Lim, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Senior Director of Science and Engineering at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is also Adjunct Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington. Dr. Lim works across a large number of areas at IHME, including the Global Burden of Disease Study. He is the principal investigator of the Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluations, a collaboration with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Geospatial Mapping of Vaccine Coverage. He has published widely in leading journals.

Prior to joining IHME in 2007, Dr. Lim was a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland and was based at the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand, where he led a major project on health information system capacity building with a focus on burden of disease and cost-effectiveness analysis. Previously, Dr. Lim worked at the Evidence and Information for Policy Cluster at the World Health Organization, where he was a key member of the Choosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective (CHOICE) project.

IHME was founded in 2007 at the University of Washington to provide better evidence to improve health globally by guiding health policy and funding.