Department of Health Metrics Sciences



  • Professor Gakidou talks population mapping with Trevor Noah

    October 20, 2023

    The Department of Health Metrics Sciences' Associate Chair for Academic Programs, Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou, spoke with Trevor Noah about some of the work that our faculty and our teams are undertaking at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

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  • MS student a lead author for IHME diabetes projections

    August 4, 2023

    Lead authors Dr. Liane Ong and Lauryn Stafford, an MS student in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences, recently published new diabetes projections that have been making headlines. Among other findings, their research finds that diabetes cases will rise to 1.3 billion in 2050.

    In this video interview, Dr. Ong and Lauryn discuss their article "Global, regional, and national burden of diabetes from 1990 to 2021, with projections of prevalence to 2050," highlighting results along with future policy recommendations.

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  • Congratulations, graduates!

    June 30, 2023

    HMS celebrated the accomplishments of 47 HMS-affiliated students from the MS in Health Metrics Sciences, MPH in Global Health (Health Metrics and Evaluation), and PhD in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science programs on June 9, 2023. We look forward to seeing what's next for this incredible group!

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  • Professor Lalit Dandona awarded the G Parthasarathi Oration

    June 5, 2023

    Congratulations are in order for 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). This prestigious award recognizes Professor Dandona’s academic and research excellence. It is given in memory of Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathi, the multi-talented diplomat, journalist, and educationist who served as the first president of SCTIMST, and who Professor Dandona says was “a visionary who could connect the various dimension of humanity and  existence to facilitate broad progress.” 

    Professor Dandona’s lecture was titled “What is the Ideal Framework for Knowledge Generation and its Utilization?” “This sounds like a mouthful,” he joked before connecting GBD India studies to existential questions about how we create and use knowledge today. First, Professor Dandona presented IHME’s Global Burden of Disease work on India to show how large-scale research collaborations can inform the development of health systems and policies in India. He then put those collaborations in a wider context, arguing for the importance of integrating the scientific approach inherited from the European Enlightenment with the wisdom of traditional cultures around the globe who view humanity as an integral part of all existence. “The most important thing which, I understand, makes us do what we do is a sense of belonging,” he said. “Humans need to belong and feel part of something. Which essentially means going beyond the self.”

    IHME offers its sincere congratulations, Professor Dandona, for this exciting recognition of your work!

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  • HMS PhD Student Dissertation Defense

    June 5, 2023

    Joey Frostad, Global Health and Health Metrics Sciences PhD student, will present his dissertation “Global Metrics, Local Estimation: Magnifying the health impact of environmental justice.” Congratulations, Joey!

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