Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Mohsen Naghavi





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Mohsen Naghavi, MD, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In this role, he leads the Institute’s work on subnational analysis of disease burden, working closely with international collaborators and country governments, including projects in Brazil, Russia, Iran, China, and Ethiopia. He is also GBD team leader of the causes of death team and digestive and skin diseases team. Additionally, Dr. Naghavi is a member of the Global Burden of Disease Scientific Council, which helps guide the research of the GBD collaboration.

Prior to IHME, Dr. Naghavi was a senior expert on primary health care, disease, injury, and causes of death in Iran, having spent most of his career at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, running numerous programs and initiatives. At the Ministry, Dr. Naghavi headed the Applied Research Center for Health. Prior to his work at the Ministry, Dr. Naghavi was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health. In 2015 and 2016, he was named one of the world’s “most influential scientific minds” by Thomson Reuters.

Dr. Naghavi studied at Tehran University and received an MPH, a PhD in Epidemiology, and a medical degree.

IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.