Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Announcements

 


  • December 20, 2021

    The University of Washington following an internal investigation has found that Dr. Alan Lopez, an Affiliate Professor within the Health Metric Sciences Department, violated university policies in regards to sexual harassment and retaliation. Dr. Lopez has resigned his affiliate faculty appointment and all collaborative efforts with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and University of Washington have ended.

    IHME supports and upholds all university policies that prohibit sexual harassment and retaliation. This is consistent with our commitment to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and to continue illuminating the public health effects of disparities by sex, race, and ethnicity. The University of Washington is committed to preventing sexual assault, misconduct and harassment. Resources – including ways to get support and information on how to report sexual assault to law enforcement and/or the University – are available at uw.edu/sexualassault.

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  • King 5 Interview: Professor Emmanuela Gakidou presents findings that no level of alcohol is safe

    February 13, 2019

    Despite previous claims that alcohol in moderation can provide health benefits, a recent study by the Global Burden of Disease finds that alcohol consumption provides no net life expectancy benefits, and is responsible for over 3 million deaths worldwide every year. Professor Emmanuela Gakidou of the Department of Health Metrics Sciences appeared on King 5 on January 9th to discuss this study and its implications on alcohol consumption.

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  • Measuring human capital: a systematic analysis of 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016

    October 2, 2018

    Human capital is recognized as the level of education and health in a population and is considered an important determinant of economic growth. The World Bank has called for measurement and annual reporting of human capital to track and motivate investments in health and education and enhance productivity. We aim to provide a new comprehensive measure of human capital across countries globally.

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  • New scientific study: no safe level of alcohol

    August 27, 2018

    A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 49.

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  • Géographie et santé publique, une alliance vitale - Le Monde

    August 27, 2018

    The Local Burden of Disease project was recently featured in Le Monde. Journalist Paul Benkimoun met with the LBD team to understand how merging geospatial analysis and health data can improve public health policies.

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