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Dr Chris Murray lecture: "New insights from the Global Burden of Disease study"

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Dr. Chris Murray

On November 18, 2015 Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington presented the talk, "New insights from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study," at NIH.

About the lecture

Dr. Chris Murray leads the Global Burden of Disease research project, the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure and visualize health trends worldwide. During his talk, Murray will discuss the latest findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study, focusing on four papers recently published in The Lancet. Key points are related to: child and adult mortality; causes of death; communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional disorders; noncommunicable diseases (NCDs); and injuries and risk factors.

GBD 2013 expands the methodology, datasets and tools used in the prior update, GBD 2010, which Murray addressed during an NIH visit in 2013.

A physician and economist, Murray is a professor of global 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 of Disease, which he describes as a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries and risk factors by age, sex, geography and over time. GDB is a collaboration that involves more than 1,000 researchers in over 100 countries assembling the world’s data. The IHME aims to provide the most accurate and comprehensive population health information to create a strong foundation for strategic decision making. In addition to collecting data, IHME develops methods to understand it, and trains the next generation of data scientists.

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