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School of Public Health

Rafael Lozano

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


MSc   Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1981   (Social Policy, Social Medicine)
MD   Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1978   (Medicine)

Contact Info


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121

campus box:   358210
voice:   206-897-2836

Health needs assessment; national burden of diseases studies; design, monitoring, and evaluation of national health information systems

Murray CJ, James SL, Birnbaum JK, Freeman MK, Lozano R, Lopez AD; Population Health Metrics Research Consortium (PHMRC). Simplified Symptom Pattern Method for verbal autopsy analysis: multisite validation study using clinical diagnostic gold standards. Popul Health Metr. 2011 Aug 4;9:30.  PMID: 21816099    PMCID: PMC3160923

Birnbaum JK, Murray CJ, Lozano R. Exposing misclassified HIV/AIDS deaths in South Africa. Bull World Health Organ. 2011 Apr 1;89(4):278-85. Epub 2011 Feb 17. Erratum in: Bull World Health Organ. 2011 May 1;89(5):392.  PMID: 21479092    PMCID: PMC3066530

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

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Burden of Disease
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
PI:   Mokdad           Dates:    11/1/2010 - 10/31/2015

Improving Methods to Measure Comparable Mortality by Cause
University of Queensland
PI:   Lozano           Dates:    1/1/2010 - 12/31/2014