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Dr Chris Murray of IHME lecture on Global Burden of Disease 2010 study

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Dr. Chris Murray

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, the Fogarty International Center presented a discussion regarding The Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, published recently in The Lancet.

The Global Burden of Disease study:
What does it mean for the NIH and global health research?

Welcome and introduction by
Dr. Francis S. Collins, NIH Director

Presentation by Dr. Chris Murray and Colleagues
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
University of Washington
Co-author, The Global Burden of Disease 2010 study

 

About the lecture

What diseases cause the greatest numbers of deaths and disabilities? They might not be what you'd expect. Hear the results of The Global Burden of Disease 2010 study from the senior author and his team. Come armed with the questions most pertinent to your research area so you can join in the discussion.

The recent GBD 2010 study is the largest single report ever published by The Lancet. The project is a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of deaths and disability due to diseases, injuries and risk factors by age, sex and geography with a look at these trends over time. The GBD construct of the burden of disease is health loss, not income or productivity loss. For decision makers, health-sector leaders, researchers and informed citizens, this approach provides an opportunity to see the big picture, to compare diseases, injuries and risk factors, and to grasp the most important contributors to health loss.

Updated January 18, 2013