Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Welcome to the academic home of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington! We invite you to learn more about what guides us, our work, and our degree programs.

What’s new at the Department of Health Metrics Sciences?

With our top-cited faculty and engaging academic programs, there’s always more to explore at HMS, including the developments below:

Learn more about how to apply for the MS in Health Metrics Sciences and PhD in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science (Metrics Track) here.

Learn more about the development of the health metrics field in this exploration of Mary Dempsey’s legacy brought to us by HMS’ Director of Academic Programs Kristofor Larsen. Mary Dempsey’s conceptualization of the health metric Years of Life Lost (YLL) is foundational to the field, even as Dempsey herself remains largely unknown.
Faculty highlight: Lalit Dandona, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences

Professor Lalit Dandona awarded the G Parthasarathi Oration

Congratulations to IHME Professor Lalit Dandona who on May 6 was awarded the G Parthasarathi Oration at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST).