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.

Following the money in US health care leads to surprises and insights for US policies

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Recent findings published in JAMA, "US spending on personal health care and public health, 1996–2013,” have elicited a variety of recommendations from health care experts from the private sector and an architect of the Affordable Care Act. #ActOnData

healthdata.org The paper, “US spending on personal health care and public health, 1996–2013,” published recently in JAMA, found that just 20 conditions make up more than half of all spending on health care in the United States. The paper’s findings have elicited a variety of recommendations from health c...

Happy #LoveYourData Week!

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) #data are freely available to the world’s researchers and policymakers through the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), IHME’s catalog of health and demographic data.

Visit the GHDx: http://ghdx.healthdata.org/

#LYD17

Using Different Types of Data to Improve Health in Mesoamerica

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Data collected by IHME during its evaluation of the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) is driving improvements in the health systems that serve some of the Americas’ poorest people. #ActOnData

healthdata.org Data collected by IHME during its evaluation of the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) is driving improvements in the health systems that serve some of the Americas’ poorest people.

Epidemic of untreatable back and neck pain costs billions, study finds

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The Guardian's Sarah Boseley talks with IHME’s Joseph Dieleman about the increase in treatment costs for lower back and neck pain.

theguardian.com Costing the US alone $88bn a year, low back and neck pain is widespread and expensive – despite the fact that most treatments don’t work

The Eastern Mediterranean Region shows higher rates of mental health disorders than the rest of the world; women suffer disproportionately

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New study underscores insufficient services in a region where continued unrest will cause increased challenges in the coming years.

healthdata.org A new study shows that the Eastern Mediterranean Region is witnessing an increase in chronic disorders, including mental illness.

IHME Internship

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IHME’s internship program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to work in a dynamic and agile organization at the intersection of nonprofit work, technology development, academia, and research. During this 10-week program, interns will have the opportunity to contribute to mission-critical work, learn from experts in the field, and interact with diverse and international staff.

Learn more about the internship program and share with your network. Applications are due by February 16, 2017.

healthdata.org The IHME Internship is a structured program in which undergraduates can receive professional experience as well as education and training opportunities to enhance career readiness. This intern...

Profile: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, WA, USA

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"Giving the world the best information possible on health outcomes…needed to be grounded in good science and not overly focused on the politics," explained IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray in new spotlight piece by The Lancet. Read more about the past, present, and future of IHME, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), and more.

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Burden of disease to guide research and innovation in the US

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes using burden of disease data to prioritize areas of research and innovation #ActOnData

healthdata.org On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. Intending to “accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures,” the act emphasizes using burden of disease data to prioritize areas of research and innovation.

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

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