Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington quantifying global health challenges.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides independent, rigorous, and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.

By employing cutting-edge science, IHME is working with others to quantify the major threats to health and build the base of evidence about what works and what does not work to improve health conditions and health systems worldwide. Our four research areas are:

• Measuring Health
• Tracking Performance
• Maximizing Impact
• Innovative Measurement Systems

At the same time, we are expanding the field of health metrics by training the next generation of global health leaders in a science that is both accountable and transparent. We are also commited to data transparency and sharing and have launched the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) where methods and results will be freely accessible to all.

Thanks to long-term funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and support from the state of Washington, we have been able to set an ambitious agenda for the Institute.

Why Blood Pressure Is Rising Worldwide

TIME's Mandy Oaklander talks to IHME's Greg Roth about the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study findings. Read the full study published in JAMA: The problem of elevated blood pressure is worldwide, and it has serious consequences

Would you like to learn about the systematic approach and the science behind the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study? The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is hosting a workshop to train students interested in the data, methods, findings, and implications of the GBD study.

Learn from the creators of the burden of disease approach, including Christopher Murray, Alan Lopez, Mohsen Naghavi, and Theo Vos, who were recently named among the top 20 leading scientists in the world by Thomson Reuters!

Learn more and express your interest today:

Elevated blood pressure is the top risk for health loss worldwide

A new analysis of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study finds that almost 20% of global deaths are linked to increased systolic blood pressure. Read the article published today in JAMA: The number of people in the world with high blood pressure has doubled in the past two decades, putting billions at an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease, according to a new analysis of findings from the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.

IHME Roux Prize Nominations 2017

Who will you nominate for the 2017 #RouxPrize? Share this with your network and help spread the word around the globe!

Someone using Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data to improve population health will be awarded the US $100,000 Roux Prize. Nominate by January 31, 2017.

The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has applied burden of disease research in innovative ways to improve population health. Recipients might be leaders...

US Senators use GBD data to propose Clean Cookstoves Bill

As the 115th Congress convenes for the first time in the new year, we’re highlighting ways policymakers have used burden of disease evidence when drafting legislation. #ActonData Results from IHME’s Global Burden of Disease study have consistently ranked air pollution as a leading risk factor for death and disability, particularly for women and children. Using these findings, US senator Susan Collins introduced a bill that calls for more US involvement in the Global All...

Top 10 Personal Health Expenses From Diabetes To Pregnancy

“Diabetes in and of itself is a story,” said University of Washington’s Joseph Dieleman in an interview with Forbes regarding the new US health spending study published in JAMA this week. The top health conditions with the highest spending might surprise you.

Interact with the data behind this study on US health spending. A new data visualization tool is now available on our site: The cost of diabetes, heart disease and back pain are taking a greater toll on the U.S. personal healthcare spending, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says.

Tracking personal health care spending in the US | IHME Viz Hub

Interact with the data behind our latest study on US health spending. A new data visualization tool is now available on our site!

#dataviz #dataisbeautiful Explore US health care spending for 155 conditions for the years 1996 through 2013. Use the interactive sankey diagram, treemap, and pyramid chart to analyze trends by age, sex, type of care, and condition.

New study published today in JAMA reveals that just 20 conditions make up more than half of all US health spending. Resources on health spending from IHME's Disease Expenditure (DEX) project are now available on our website:

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IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship
2015 Roux Prize winner: Dr. Agnes Bingawaho




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