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The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study: Drivers of Premature Mortality in the United States

October 24, 2019

 Ali H. Mokdad, Ph.D.
Ali H. Mokdad, Ph.D.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
University of Washington


About the Webinar

This presentation summarizes the history, analytical principles, and methods underlying the Global Burden of Disease Study. It describes the work and results of a collaboration with NIH’s Office of Disease Prevention to estimate disease burden for the population under 70 years of age.

For more information, view the under 70 data visualizations. To see the data click “use advanced settings” on left panel in the upper right hand corner. Under the “age” drop down menu select “<70 years.”

About Ali Mokdad

Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, is a Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington. As a public health researcher, Dr. Mokdad has published groundbreaking work on local-level disease trends and some of the leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field. As Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives for IHME, Dr. Mokdad builds IHME’s presence in the Middle East through new research projects, dissemination and uptake of IHME’s methods and results, and consultations with regional leaders in population health.

Prior to joining IHME, Dr. Mokdad worked at the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), starting his career there in 1990. He served in numerous positions with the International Health Program; the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity; the National Immunization Program; and the National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion, where he was Chief of the Behavioral Surveillance Branch.

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