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Stephen Lim

Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Professor, Global Health (primary appt.)


PhD   Monash University (Australia), 2005   (Epidemiology, Health Economics)
BA   Monash University (Australia), 1998   (Philosophy, Psychology)
BS   Monash University (Australia), 1998   (Pharmacology)

Contact Info


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
2301 5th Ave, Suite 600
Box 358210
Seattle, WA 98121

voice:   206-897-2811


Dr. Stephen Lim leads the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation's (IHME) work on monitoring the effective coverage of interventions and health systems. This includes a completed research study on tracking immunization coverage and the impact of the GAVI Alliance's Immunization Services Support program.

Prior to joining IHME, 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
For more information, see his profile.

quality of mortality data, health inequality, risk factor and disease burden, economic evaluation and priority setting

Ng M, Gakidou E, Murray CJ, Lim SS. A comparison of missing data procedures for addressing selection bias in HIV sentinel surveillance data. Popul Health Metr. 2013 Jul 24;11(1):12. doi: 10.1186/1478-7954-11-12.  PMID: 23883362    PMCID: PMC3724705

Olives C, Myerson R, Mokdad AH, Murray CJ, Lim SS. Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in United States counties, 2001-2009. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e60308. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060308. Epub 2013 Apr 5.  PMID: 23577099    PMCID: PMC3618269

Fullman N, Burstein R, Lim SS, Medlin C, Gakidou E. Nets, spray or both? The effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying in reducing malaria morbidity and child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Malar J. 2013 Feb 13;12:62. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-62.  PMID: 23402342    PMCID: PMC3610288

Verguet S, Lim SS, Murray CJ, Gakidou E, Salomon JA. Incorporating loss to follow-up in estimates of survival among HIV-infected individuals in sub-Saharan Africa enrolled in antiretroviral therapy programs. J Infect Dis. 2013 Jan 1;207(1):72-9. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis635. Epub 2012 Oct 24.  PMID: 23100567

Straney LD, Lim SS, Murray CJ. Disentangling the effects of risk factors and clinical care on subnational variation in early neonatal mortality in the United States. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49399. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049399. Epub 2012 Nov 14.  PMID: 23166659    PMCID: PMC3498121

CoNIC: Prospective modeling of child health interventions’ ability to meet SDG targets
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
PI:   Smith           Dates:    4/1/2017 - 3/31/2019

Gavi Full country Evaluations 2016
Gavi Alliance
PI:   Lim           Dates:    1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

Gavi Full country Evaluations 2016
Gavi Alliance
PI:   Lim           Dates:    1/1/2016 - 4/15/2017

Evaluation of the Financial Support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to the Health System Strengthening in Cameroon
Gavi Alliance
PI:   El Bcheraoui           Dates:    8/1/2015 - 11/27/2015

Gavi Alliance
PI:   Lim           Dates:    4/13/2015 - 7/13/2015

GBD Major Air Pollution Sources (MAPS) Project
Health Effects Institute (HEI)
PI:   Lim           Dates:    2/1/2015 - 7/31/2017

GAVI Full Country Evaluations 2015
Gavi Alliance
PI:   Lim           Dates:    1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

GAVI Full Country Evaluations - 2014 Evaluation Phase
Gavi Alliance
PI:   Lim           Dates:    1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Global Burden of Disease Up To Date
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
PI:   Murray           Dates:    1/1/2013 - 12/31/2017

Disease Control Priorities Network
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
PI:   Murray           Dates:    1/1/2009 - 12/31/2016