GBHI Expert Speaker Series: Global Burden of Disease

The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) is the single largest and most detailed scientific effort ever conducted to quantify levels and trends in health. Led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, it is truly a global effort, with over 1,000 researchers from more than 100 countries, including 26 low- and middle-income countries, participating in the most recent update.

Dr. Harvey Whiteford will make the first public presentation of the GBD 2016 data, to be featured in The Lancet beginning with the mid-September issue. Dr. Whiteford is one of the foremost leaders in the field of global mental health/neurological health. He and his team in Queensland are largely responsible for illuminating the global burden of mental/neurological disorders through their repeated epidemiological analyses and high-level publications of the GBD data

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Byers Auditorium
600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158

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Global Health Sciences


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


Mission Bay

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